God of Grief | God of Compassion

Michelangelo's Pieta (1498-1499)
It's OK to grieve.

Our suffering is sometimes great.

But, our God is always and forever greater still.

So, whether you're in the midst of suffering, or walking in a season of relative peace, consider what the sovereignty of our God means to us, practically speaking, for those times when the world comes unraveled.

If God is sovereign over all things, and if God is always advancing his kingdom and bringing about his glory with all that he does, then what does that say about our suffering, so far as meaning and purpose are concerned (Gen. 50:20)? How do those truths bring about His peace, which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7)?

He may cause calamity, as he speaks of himself in his inerrant word, but he is also the author of compassion (Psalm 103:13).

He hears the cries of his people (Psalm 34:17).