Restoration In Grief

By on December 22, 2013
Elijah being feed by an angel of the Lord

Guest post by Sandi Elzinga –

Recently, I had a semi-relapse of the same fatigue I wrestled with several years ago. (See Running With Gerbils: The Wheel of Grief,

Once again, I got myself too busy, trying to do it all as one person; no longer the couple Bill and I had been before he died.

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I’m reminded of Elijah after fighting a great battle for God. He thought he was the only one left on his side (1 Kings 19).

What did God do? Did he scold him for being less than perfect, as I thought He would me?


An angel of the Lord met Elijah in his need and had him sleep, eat, and sleep again. After Elijah was rested, he fled to the wilderness. There God met him. Not in the wind, not in the earthquake or the fire, but in a gentle whisper: “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (v.13). God encouraged him to go back the way he came, because, “I reserve seven thousand in Israel–all those knees have not bowed down to Baal…” (1 Kings 19:18).

Elijah was not alone.

We aren’t either. Not only are there many others going through what we go through in grief, but as this God of Restoration was with Elijah, He will restore us.

Knowing this brings me peace. I hope it does you.

Where in your grief, would you expect God to not be there for you? Is this true?

Originally posted on: Grief Walk – Hope through the dark places


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Restoration In Grief