There’s an old saying that goes something like this: ’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. At the time of the loss, we can wonder if it’s worth it! But later we glean out the tender, precious memories, and we treasure them. Although no one likes times of mourning, there is something important to be gleaned from them—the presence of the Comforter. He reaches down and embraces us tenderly when our hearts are wounded and crying. We discover His strength and peace in heartache that times of celebration can’t provide. Here’s another familiar phrase: To everything there is a season. When the season of mourning comes, rest in Him. His comfort will sustain you.