You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
— Matthew 5:13 (AMPC)
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JULY 29, 2021
The Time Will Come to Move Forward
- by Joyce Meyer
When Moses died, the Israelites mourned deeply over the loss of their leader. They wept for him for 30 days; then the days of mourning were ended.
I am not suggesting that the grieving process should only last 30 days. But I believe the principle behind this verse is important. I think it is letting us know that eventually we have to move on. Sometimes the best thing you can do when you are hurting is to do something. Find a place of new beginnings. Get up, get dressed, and keep moving. Go take a walk and talk to God. Do something for somebody else. As you work through your grief, you may have times when you simply need to get your mind off of what you’re going through because you have done everything you can do about it; there is nothing else you can do except wait for the full healing to come.
It is proper to grieve, but don’t let a spirit of grief control your life. If you have been through a recent tragic loss, you may not be ready to go on yet. Know, though, that the time will come when you do need to get busy again. It may not be easy, but it will be important to your healing. So, don’t rush it, but when it comes, embrace it and trust the Holy Spirit to guide and comfort you as you move forward.
Prayer Starter: Father, no matter what I’ve lost, I still have a lot left, and You have a purpose yet to be fulfilled in my life. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.