The poignant, bittersweet love story of Jacob and Rachel is the kind where you feel compelled to flip to the last chapter of the book for the assurance that they lived happily ever after. But they didn’t. Jacob’s beautiful, beloved Rachel dies giving birth to their son.Read More
When God seems absent, what does it take to ask him the hard questions about where we find ourselves?
We are not told the what had happened to make the psalmist feel like this, but all seems lost. “Is this the end of your love and your promises? . . . Have you forgotten how to have pity?” he cries outRead More miracles @en, grief, hard questions, tenacity
Read Reflect This is a psalm of lamentation, but it is also one of anticipation and celebration. It’s always so interesting how often all three sentiments can coexist, in both poetry and our daily lives. The psalmist is speaking from a place of dissatisfaction and sorrow. He is homesick and longs to be rescued. Yet, […]Read More praise, grief, expectancy, attributes of God
Listening to the outpouring of someone else’s grief as we do in these verses can be painful and disturbing. The expressions of pain and the horror of the situation grow in intensity, with mothers reduced to eating their own dead children (v 20). Nothing remains of the past; everything is black and hopeless.Read More confusion, grief, dépression, theological questions