Grace Amid Grief


When we praise God in the most difficult circumstances, it causes others to do the same.

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness. (ISAIAH 61:10)

Several years ago a fighter jet crashed into a neighborhood yard, killing a wife and mother who lived there. It was a tragedy beyond imagination. And yet the woman’s husband expressed to news media how concerned he was for the safety of the pilot who, by the way, survived the crash. He said, “It wasn’t his fault. This young man is defending our country. We need to support him all we can.” This anonymous man was quiet-spoken, but his amazing response spoke loudly of compassion and grace amid grief.

Keep his response in mind when you consider who is praising Jesus right now because you are.

The light we are in this world will grow dim if it’s interrupted by our criticism and complaints, our selfishness or indifference, our insistence on our own interests.

When we praise God in the most difficult circumstances, it causes others to do the same. Praise Him. And keep on praising Him!

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