(This blog post was originally written by Jean-Marie Jobs in March 2018.)

Jesus was so clear, when sharing about His upcoming death and resurrection in John 16:33

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” NLT

Jesus assures us of two things:

  1. Here on earth, you will suffer
  2. He has overcome the world.

In other words, He has already conquered the big one – death.  You can now look at it like a conquered enemy.  Jesus is saying ‘I got you!’

What if grief is holy, just like love?  What if it is holy because God is ALREADY present in your pain and you can meet Him there?  Enter in.