Grief is Not a Hammer in the Hand of God

I may risk offending some of my fellow believers in Jesus but I will take that risk.

While scripture is plain that God uses the events in our lives to help fashion our hearts, it is also equally plain that God does not act cruelly or spitefully or wantonly.

What Joseph’s brothers did to him was evil.  God redeemed it.

What the crowd did to Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was evil.  God redeemed it.

What Nero did to the early Christians was evil.  God redeemed it.

Death is the ultimate evil, the last enemy. But Jesus overcame it and God will redeem it.

Yes, “all things work together for good for those that love the Lord” but not all things are good.

My son’s death is not a test, a lesson, a trial nor a hammer in the hand of God sent to pound me into the shape He desires for me.

It is an evil that He can and is using for good.

It will one day be absolutely, totally and irrevocably redeemed.

I can’t wait.

grief is not a tool

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

9 thoughts on “Grief is Not a Hammer in the Hand of God”

    1. Death is awful! I hate it. God hates it too and refused to abandon us to it. I think those of us who have buried a child know precisely how awful death is. Yet those of us who also know and trust Jesus know how precious the promise that it will be redeemed is as well. It’s a high price to pay for wisdom. One I would not have agreed to. ❤️

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      1. I think it’s natural for us to wonder that. Even if it means we carry some blame, it’s a way to “balance” the cosmic scales. But Christ has already paid for every sin. And while some deaths may be the natural consequence of sinful behavior, God is not punishing us with child loss. I am thankful the post helps your heart. I pray you feel God’s love, grace and mercy overwhelm you. ❤

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