By David Coy
As a human race we are experiencing previously unknown circumstances of life and possibly death. Yet, during these times there are certainties that can give us comfort. Yes, even during of times of sorrow. While it is true that, during time of grief, we feel many things, comfort may not immediately be one of them. If we will endure the heartache for as long as it takes, we can therein know with comfort that eventually joy of living will return. You may not see it now; you may not believe it, but testimony of those who have walked the journey with grief before us proves it to be true. If we are living with sadness, please understand that light will return and overshadow the now darkness, and joy will reign supreme once again in our hearts.
Life can be stressful under normal circumstances, especially if we are coping with a loss, but what if we are also living during a worldwide pandemic and supporting a relative who may be considered to be on the increased risk list? Then life has stress upon stress. With our increased emphasis on hygiene and social distancing, we have a greater chance of coming through this uncertain time with greater certainty. While financial security may be equally uncertain, know that with all difficulties and uncertain times in our lives there is always hope. To quote the word of God through Isaiah, “The Lord is the God who lives forever, who created all the world…He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak…to comfort those whose hearts are broken…to comfort all whose who are sad and to help the sorrowing and give them a crown to replace their ashes, and the oil of gladness to replace their sorrow” (Isa. 40:28-29; 61:2-3). There is hope.
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