Q: What does God say about mourning?
Once again, today has been a little easier after the death of my beloved cat. I’m not crying anymore nor do I feel like staring into space thinking about how he’s not here to love me. Sometimes I feel a little guilty for not continuing to grieve for him, as though, I’m forgetting him. Therefore, I want to know what God says in the Bible about mourning.
A: Mourning is; normal, healthy, makes us have no desire to eat, involves crying and screaming, keeps us from wanting to get all dressed up and go to a party, permitted for a time, then God brings healing, then we do eat, dress up and feel happy again, and one day there will never again be any need for mourning in the Kingdom of God.
Job 5:11 He sets the lowly on high, that those who mourn are raised to safety.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
Deuteronomy 34:8 The Israelites mourned for Moses in the deserts of Moab for thirty days; then the days of mourning for Moses ended.
Exodus 33:4 When the people heard this troubling word they mourned; no one put on his ornaments.
Nehemiah 1:4 When I heard these things I sat down abruptly, crying and mourning for several days. I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Acts 8:2 Some devout men buried Stephen and made loud lamentation over him.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more – or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.”
So it is right for us to mourn and feel better after we mourn in our own way.