I needed this trip to wrestle, bloodied and grunting in the darkness...to at last receive the blessing of light.
"Get Over It"?
This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the Enemy has prevailed...
~Lamentations 1:16, NIV
There's a book in the Bible called "Lamentations"; last time we looked, it was NOT called "Get Over It!"
lament: a passionate expression of grief or sorrow
I can just see it now. If we wrote for a Christian magazine, or a church newsletter, such laments as we actually find in the Bible most likely wouldn't be allowed. It's as if they are saying, "What would THAT do to God's reputation, if we actually intimate that God ALLOWS suffering on planet earth?", or, more accurately, "What would that do to the magazine or church budget if we admit that suffering is alive and well, EVEN among God's chosen people??????!!!!!!"
So, where does such a mentality among the powers-that-be in churchianity leave us CHILD-LOSS GRIEVERS WHO SUFFER SORROW EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES at some volume or other on any given day?
We feel pretty much left out in the cold.
What an offense this must feel to the Living God that such churchianity dismisses a whole passel of people who are hurting as these pious ones wouldn't won't to "hurt" God's reputation by embracing the sufferer's difficult reality and all it encumbers ! In effect, such mere little human beings who set themselves up as God's spokesmen demean the powerful Living God by feigning a different reality so that HE won't look so bad!
Our contention is that the Almighty God who created Heaven and Earth does not need such false "protection." Think about it:
THAT is what FAITH is!
THAT is what TRUST is!
What are Faith and Trust, but learning to see with spiritual eyes when all our physical eyes can see is PURE DARKNESS!
And God so entrusts us with His heart, knowing that if we learn to believe Him, we will develop such Faith-and-Trust eyesight; we aren't born with it; we must develop it! Without stressing our muscles, they don't grow. Without stressing our bones, they don't grow. Without stressing our spirits, they don't grow either! At the very least, let us begin our honest lament, by humbly, but honestly, acknowledging before God this great distress of our mind, emotions, body, soul, and spirit due to the loss of our precious child…
May our Lament lead us straight into the arms of our Loving Lord...