“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” That’s a promise straight from the mouth of Christ. The blessing is not anything I can see or touch. The blessing comes from drawing close to the God of all comfort and pouring out my heart to him like water and holding his hand as I walk through the valley. The blessing comes from getting out of bed in His strength and not my own. The blessing comes from comforting someone else with the comfort I have received. The blessing is the hope that I have in HIM.
And through it all we are transformed by our grief.
PS. If you are looking to connect with those who are grieving with hope, check out GriefShare.org for a group in your area.