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Do you ever feel alone?  Has there ever been a time in your life when you felt completely abandoned?  Or maybe you have reached a point you think no one could ever fully understand all that you are going through.

Perhaps you are in that place today.

We started a new series this past Sunday on the Beatitudes – a portion of the greatest sermon ever preached – found in Matthew 5.  This week we will be talking about those who mourn.  Jesus made the statement that those who mourn are blessed.  At first glance, you might say, “Huh?”  How does that even make sense?

Jesus finished this statement with a promise that makes all the difference.  He said, “Blessed are those who mourn, because they will be comforted.”  I think we get so disoriented with his statement that we often miss the promise.

But when we focus on the promise, we see overwhelming compassion.

The reality of life is that we will all mourn at times.  We will have those seasons where we feel no one understands – no one could possibly comprehend the pain and loneliness we feel.

Jesus’ promise reminds us that the God who knows the number of hairs on your head – cares for you.  Don’t misunderstand – God does not exist to make your life easier.  But God does promise that you are never alone and that he is fully aware of your struggles.

God’s compassion is what will get you through whatever you face today!

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