Grieving can lead to deeper despair if we try to deny our feelings, make the journey on our own, or trust that it will “just get better” with time. We can experience true healing and hop in the midst of grief when we turn to God and open ourselves to God’s grace and peace.
Worship opened with Ivan Ivanov’s “Grief in Brief,” the story of leaving his native country of Yugoslavia. Pastor Mary’s message is based on Lamentations 3: 19-24 and 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18. To read it, click here. To watch “God of the New,” click here.