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The Blessing of Tears: Understanding Mourning through Yeshua’s Eyes

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Devotional by J.Pierce

Prayer:

 

"Yahweh, as we delve into understanding the nature of mourning and Your presence in our moments of sorrow, open our eyes through the teachings of Yeshua. Help us to grasp the blessing hidden in our tears. Amen."

Introduction:

 

In Yeshua’s teachings, particularly in His famous sermon on the mountain, He speaks of a blessing for those who mourn. This idea might seem strange, yet it holds deep truths about grief, comfort, and Yahweh's kingdom. Let's uncover the beauty and blessing in mourning, as seen through Yeshua’s perspective.

Scripture Exploration:

  • Matthew 5:4 (NIV): "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."

  • John 11:33-35: The story of Lazarus, where Yeshua himself wept, showing His empathy and compassion.

 

Relatable Scenario:

  • Think about a time when you faced loss or sadness. How did this affect your view of Yahweh’s role in your life?

  • Reflect on moments when you felt saddened by wrongdoing or the state of the world. How does this connect with Yeshua’s teachings?

Reflection & Application:

  • Yeshua’s Empathy: Look at how Yeshua responded to sadness and loss (like in the story of Lazarus) as a guide for empathy and care.

  • Finding Blessing in Mourning: Consider how sadness can be a time of blessing. How does seeing it through Yeshua’s eyes change your understanding of grief?

  • Yahweh’s Comfort: Reflect on the kind of comfort Yahweh promises. Recall times when you felt this comfort in your own life.

Practical Steps or Challenge:

  1. Accept Your Grief: Recognize that it’s natural to mourn and that Yahweh is close to you in these moments.

  2. Lean on Others: Share your feelings with friends, family, or a faith group who can offer support and prayer.

  3. Quiet Time with Scriptures: Spend time with Bible verses about grief and comfort. Pray for Yahweh’s peace in your heart.

  4. Journaling: Write down your journey through grief, noting moments of peace and new insights.

 

Closing Prayer:

"Yahweh, in our moments of grief and tears, let us feel Your comforting embrace. Guide us to learn from Yeshua’s example, to understand the true value in mourning, and to give comfort to others as You have comforted us. In Yeshua’s name, we pray. Amen."

Further Study:

  • Delve into the Psalms, many of which express mourning and find comfort in Yahweh’s presence.

  • Study the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) to gain a deeper understanding of Yeshua’s teachings on the kingdom of God.

 

Concluding Thoughts:

The Blessing of Tears" encourages us to view mourning not just as a time of sorrow, but as a profound opportunity to experience and understand the depth of Yahweh’s comfort and the transformative power of Yeshua’s teachings on blessedness.

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