The Sovereignty of God and the Avoidance of Grief

If I had a dollar for every time someone assured me that because of God’s sovereignty, one need not grieve over loss (whether of a loved one, a job, a marriage). Is that truly what the sovereignty of God looks like in the stuff of life?

I doubt it.

If nothing else, it is because God is sovereign over everything that His people can exercise the freedom to grieve. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted” (Matt. 5:4). Notice that He did not say, “Cursed are you if you grieve for you clearly have forgotten that I am still in charge.”


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