Daily Devotion – November 4, 2017

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.


Devotion by Meg du Plooy
When we think of mourning, we often think of it in the context of grieving the loss of a loved one. In this scripture, I also think it refers to those who mourn for what God also mourns – poverty, famine, abuse, war, abandonment, the suffering of others. While we grieve, we must not let these things overwhelm us and steal our joy. Rather we can share the message of God’s love by showing compassion and helping others as we are able. That is where we will find the comfort that Jesus refers to. God will be there if we allow Him in.

Dear God, help me to be compassionate toward those who suffer, to help them when I can, and to rely on your promise of comfort when I feel powerless. Amen.

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