I’ve stood at gravesides and rejoiced. No death is tear-free, but if it’s a believer, no death is joy-free. Insofar as we are able to grasp the reality of the believer rejoicing in Christ’s presence without sin or suffering, we can have joy.
I’ve stood at gravesides with unmixed grief. I’ve wept and wept without any hope of heaven for those who died without saving faith in Christ. The reality and enormity of where the person is and will forever be is heart-crushing.
What will your graveside be like? Psalm 16 gives us hope that our graveside can be joyful as well as tearful.
The Psalms are God’s infallible study of the connections between feeling, thinking, and doing. They stimulate healthy thoughts, feelings, and actions. But they also help us process dangerous and damaging emotions. So far we’ve felt the following Psalms:
- Psalm 1: A Happy Song
- Psalm 2: A Fight Song
- Psalm 3: A Peace Song
- Psalm 4: A Love Song
- Psalm 5: A…