Grieving for What We Don’t Have

I have always longed to have children of my own, but that has never happened.  To say

Sometimes we long for unfulfilled dreams and hopes

that I never hurt over this loss would be an omission.  There are times when my heart breaks over this unreceived blessing.

There are some hurts that are so deep and ingrained that it is difficult for other people who have that blessing to understand.

However, grieving for what we do not have is a very real feeling and emotion.

Sometimes life does not work out the way we expect, but it is okay to grieve for those blessings we have asked for but not yet received.

Psalm 147:3 says, “God heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

How has God healed you?

God can take our pain and use it for His good.  Whether that means He transforms our lives or allows us to be a blessing for others.

However, when that pain strikes there is a difference between wallowing in our miseries or allowing ourselves to grieve occasionally and then move on.

Is there something you grieve for that you do not have?

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