Knowledge and Grief

Author: Alexander Childs — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: November 11, 2021

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Knowledge and Grief

I’ve been learning so much about the world. I had no idea Satan had his fingers so curled. It isn’t much like the time of my childhood, What was once sweet now reeks with wormwood. I find no rest in what I used to enjoy. The world seemed a bit brighter when I was a boy. The more I walk these streets and watch the news, The more I feel doubt about what I learn in the pews. But then I turn to You, oh Lord! Your path narrow as an Icelandic fjord, Your wisdom comforts me when I lie down, And in the morning I still see that I wear a crown! So now Lord I know I will see your face, When Satan still seeks for my disgrace. You have never left my side, my King And you are as close to me, as a bird to its wing. • Alexander Childs • Have you felt stressed or even overwhelmed by the news or by learning more about the world we live in? God cares about the world’s hurts, and He is near to those who are suffering (Psalm 34:18). Jesus came into our broken world, and He suffered with us. His death and resurrection guarantee that one day, He will make all things new! In the meantime, He is with us (His forgiven followers) through His Holy Spirit, His Word, and His people. And He is always working to draw people to Himself, to heal all kinds of brokenness, and to set people free. • God invites us to come to Him with our frustrations and sorrows, even (and especially) when we’re having doubts about Him. He can take it. What is weighing on you today? For with much wisdom is much sorrow; as knowledge increases, grief increases. Ecclesiastes 1:18 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Psalm 4:8; Amos:6:12; Matthew 7:13-Matthew 7:14; James 1:12; Ecclesiastes 1:18