Jeremiah 1:13-14 NLT
13 Then the Lord spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?” And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.” 14 “Yes,” the Lord said, “for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land.
1 If only my head were a pool of water and my eyes a fountain of tears,I would weep day and night for all my people who have been slaughtered. 2 Oh, that I could go away and forget my people and live in a travelers’ shack in the desert.For they are all adulterers—a pack of treacherous liars.
Jeremiah 9:17-19 NLT
17 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: “Consider all this, and call for the mourners. Send for the women who mourn at funerals. 18 Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes. 19 Hear the people of Jerusalem crying in despair, ‘We are ruined! We are completely humiliated! We must leave our land, because our homes have been torn down.’”
Lamenting allows us to face the reality of our loss. It enables us to relinquish what is gone as preparation for the new thing God has for us.
Jeremiah 26:4 NLT
4 “Say to them, ‘This is what the Lord says: If you will not listen to me and obey my word I have given you,
Jeremiah 26:6 NLT
6 then I will destroy this Temple as I destroyed Shiloh, the place where the Tabernacle was located. And I will make Jerusalem an object of cursing in every nation on earth.’”
Jeremiah 26:8-9 NLT
Jeremiah 31:10 NLT
10 “Listen to this message from the Lord, you nations of the world; proclaim it in distant coastlands: The Lord, who scattered his people, will gather them and watch over themas a shepherd does his flock.
Jeremiah 31:12-13 NLT
Learning to grieve well, will enable you to stay at the center of God’s great story.
James 4:9 NLT
9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy.