Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows . . .

(Isaiah 53:4)


Joseph Scriven, whose two fiancees passed away under terrible circumstances, penned these words, which became a powerful hymn: “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!/What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!”

You need to understand that the loss of a companion is not a sign of God’s abandonment. It could possibly be that God is preparing to open the heavens and position you to receive something so grand and wonderful about Himself that it will change your present and prepare you for the future.