Even though the hope of the gospel won’t remove pain and grief from the losses of life, realizing the limits of life and resting in God’s love allows us to process our losses and become bigger people through it.
Grief is a necessary process for all of us because loss is universal in a fallen world full of broken people. But God can make us better people by transforming us with the hope he offers in Jesus.
Jesus’ victory over sin and death means that we can be forgiven and can experience life with him now and forever. Leaving behind past regrets, we can work on behalf of others and prepare for the day of Jesus’ return and the completion of our salvation.
If God can change and use people like Abraham, there’s hope for the rest of us as well.
While God is just and we naturally want justice for ourselves, God is more intent upon establishing lasting life through redemption. Ultimately it is eternal life that vindicates those who love God and do his will.
Where does our comfort come from? Jesus stepped into the nightmare of sin and death to fulfill his purpose to save us from both. Only in him and through him do we find comfort and hope over death and hell.