1obsolete : grievance 32 a: deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement b: a cause of such suffering3 a: an unfortunate outcome : disaster —used chiefly in the phrase come to grief b: mishap, misadventure c: trouble, annoyance <enough grief for one day> d: annoying or playful criticism <getting grief from his friends>
synonyms see sorrow
Poignant distress and suffering, sorrow.
I spoke to a young woman whom I love yesterday. Like my son and daughter in law, she and her husband recently lost a child. This vibrant young beauty had been pulling away, and somehow felt free to share with me. God is good and so predictable if we just pay attention.
Yesterday or the day before I expressed the desire to help my son through this time. Believing, knowing it would go a long way to healing for the entire family. I longed and still long to comfort my boy, still he will not allow me to. So God being who his is sovereign and indulgent, he sent to me this tender wounded woman to help.
I simply hope I helped her in her healing. I stand amazed that she would chose me, while still knowing it was a God thing. Ministering to her and listening to her, I identified in my grieving much of what she and I were feeling in common. It ministered to me, as well.
Never pass up the chance the chance to be obedient to God’s call. There is healing and joy in the job.