Today’s message is about healing after tragedy or major loss.  Take a look at the story of the loss of King David’s son in 2 Samuel 12: 13-25.

When David saw that his servants were whispering to one another, he33realized that the child was deadSo David asked his servants“Is the child dead?” They replied“Yes, he’s dead.”12:20 So David got up from the groundbathedput on oiland changed his clothesHe went to the house of the Lord and worshiped.  2 Samuel 12:19-20.

Notice after the loss of David’s son he returned to worship. After a year or so being separated from God because of sin, David’s relationship was restored.  He  returned to worship.  In the bible study  “A heart Like his” Beth Moore describes this return to worship.  “When tragedy hits, if we cast ourselves on the Savior and rely on Him for the very breath we draw, we will one day get up again.  We will even have the strength to comfort another mourner.  Perhaps most difficult to fathom, we will have the strength to return to worship.”

Let’s change the scenario.  Your loss may not be of a loved one but a loss of your physical ability to work or care for your children.  Regardless, it is still a loss. Tragedy has hit.  Let’s cast ourselves on the Savior and rely on Him, because one day you will get up again.  One day, maybe tomorrow morning your pain will be less.  Your back will ache less.  Every muscle in your body will ache less.  And because we have relied on God, we may even have the strength to comfort another person that suffers with pain.  And perhaps most difficult to fathom, you may be able to have the strength to return to worship.