Hope Changes Grief.
God is present in the midst of struggle. Learn more about the hope that changes grief through video stories and scripture below.
O Lord, all my longing is known to you;
my sighing is not hidden from you.
My heart throbs, my strength fails me;
as for the light of my eyes-it also has gone from me.
With my voice I cry out to the Lord;
with my voice I make supplication to the Lord.
I pour out my complaint before him;
I tell my trouble before him.
I cry to you O Lord, I say, "You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living."
Give heed to my cry, for I am brought very low.
Come quickly, Lord, and answer me,
for my depression deepens.
Don't turn away from me, or I will die.
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you.
Has God forgotten to be gracious?
Has he in anger shut up his compassion?
And I say, "It is my grief that the right
hand of the Most High has changed."
O Lord, God of my salvation, when, at night,
I cry out in your presence,
let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord more than
those who watch for the morning.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you; and through the rivers,
they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire
you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
I will not leave you orphaned;
I am coming to you.
Lord God, my savior, I cry out all day,
at night I come before you.
Hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help!
So many troubles have fallen on me
that I am close to death.
I am like all others who are about to die;
all my strength is gone.
Lord, every day I call to you
and lift my hands to you in prayer.
Our High Priest is not one who cannot feel
sympathy for our weakness. On the contrary,
we have a High Priest who was tempted in every
way we are, but did not sin. Let us have confidence,
then, and approach God's throne, where there is grace.
There we will receive mercy and find grace to help us
just when we need it.
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth;
I will speak in the anguish of my spirit;
I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
God says, "I will save those who love me and protect those who acknowledge me as Lord. When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with long life, I will save them."
Happy are those who mourn;
God will comfort them.
For we know that up to the present time all of creation groans with pain, like the pain of childbirth. But it is not just creation alone which groans; we who have the Spirit as the first of God's gifts also groan within ourselves as we wait for God to make us his children and set our whole being free.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life,
nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things
to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation, will be able to
separate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge
in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the
river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light.