The word “Grief” is mentioned 28 times in the Bible. It is attributed to Jesus several times as He is very much acquainted with the feeling.
As a pastor/comforter it dawned on me early on that I knew little to nothing on the subject. Being exposed to many grievous situations at a young age, I became hardened to it as a matter of survival.
With God, His word, and the pain of parishioners, the Lord pealed back the callouses on my heart so that I can feel with suffering people.
I honestly don’t have a clue about the exact words when I am attempting to comfort a grieving soul.
Here’s a statement I came across while reading an article from Professor Don Talafous:
“After silence, what comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley
Many of the psalms were used with music in the Temple! David’s harp was used to calm the grieving of Saul!
Courtesy of Berean Baptist in Terre Haut, IN. Make today count