Is grief okay for a Christian? Is it legitimate to be sad when you lose someone you deeply love? What’s this thing about “consider it pure joy” that James talks about in the New Testament? Should my “joy” as a Christian erase the pain of my journey through grief over having lost both of my parents in the last 2 months?
Do you ever read passages in the Bible that are just maddening? I sure do. Count it all joy? Are you kidding?
Or is it our understanding of what James meant that needs to be adjusted?
Listen in as Larry Crabb describes for us how grief fits in with James’s view of joy. I found it helpful and I think you will too.