I have been told that Christians should not grieve because our hope is in God. I love the Lord with all my heart, but I still feel like I am hurting emotionally, physically, relationally, and spiritually because of my loss. Is God disappointed in me?

God loves you so much, and He is not disappointed in you. You are asking a great question that is asked by others who are Christians. In I Thessalonians 4:13, Paul writes, “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.” Paul does not say that the Christians will not grieve; rather that our grief does not need to be grief without hope. We can feel the pain of loss which you are experiencing and also have hope in God at the same time.

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