I have. I’ve lost both of my parents and I’ve suffered other difficult losses. Grief is a deep kind of sorrow over something lost that cannot be restored.
Have you ever been repressed?
Perhaps you had the skills and desire to help someone who refused your help and foolishly harmed themselves.
Have you ever been insulted?
Maybe you've sacrificed for someone who ignored or maligned you.
Grief, repression, insult … These experiences help us understand how God feels when we sin (Ephesians 4:30; 1Thessalonians 5:19; Hebrews 10:29).
I want to remember this the next time I lose my temper, neglect a responsibility, or nurture an ungodly thought. We can hurt our loving Father, and that alone should motivate us to godliness.
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you were sealed.”
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