Bible in Lap

Use this tiny sermon for personal study or for a small group discussion. Journal your thoughtful responses to the application items. Tell a trusted spiritual friend how God wants to transform you. Ask them to pray for your success.

Scripture: Psalm 119:25-32

Key Ideas

God offers comfort to His children through His Word.

The deep and tangible pain of grief can cause spiritual distress, but can also deepen one’s longing for God and His Word.

The Bible reveals that revival from God can help believers during times of grief.

The Bible reveals that God’s Word can provide strength for a person whose soul is in turmoil because of grief.

At the same time that the psalmist says that his soul cleaves to the dust, he also cleaves to God’s testimonies - God’s Word.

During his grief, the psalmist felt like a “false way” had crept into his life and needed removal.

During grief, believers still have a choice about putting God’s Word first in their life and staying faithful to God.

Application

When I have faced grief, what has happened to my spiritual fervor and desire for God’s Word?

What steps could I take, today, to prepare to face grief with God?

Takeaway

During the deepest grief, God’s Word offers strength.

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