Mourning the Passing of Justice Scalia: What Does God Do With Our Sorrows?


So many of us are broken right now. We are mourning the death of a brother in Christ, who was also the embodiment of our Conservatism and Constitutionalism in America. Personally, I feel like I’ve lost an uncle or someone so close in our family. Then I realize that he WAS in our family. He is now with our Lord and Savior. He will never suffer pain again. But we who are left are suffering from broken hearts.

Justice Antonin Scalia was iconic in his service on the SCOTUS. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ. He was the most Conservative of all of the justices. He loved our Constitution. He loved the written words of the law – penned by our founders. He was a purest in his decisions on the bench. He never thought of the Constitution as a “living” document; able to be changed along with changing times. He always looked at the words of our founders in every decision as to what the founders “meant.” He saw these words as statutes – his job was to interpret the law as the founders would have done it.

Now he is gone. With his absence comes worry and a feeling of impending doom. The Lord allowed his death. I keep telling myself this. God could have stopped this, but He did not.

Let’s look at what the Word says about our sorrows and grief.

Psalms 34:18 – The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

2 Corinthians Chapter 1 – Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalms 73:26 – My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:1 – Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Did you know that God keeps our tears in a bottle?

Psalm 56:8 – “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?”

Trusting God

Where else can we go? Who else can we trust? Only God.

Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Psalms 46:10 – Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Psalms 28:7 – The LORD [is] my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

Psalms 112:7 – He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Romans 12:19 – Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

We do not know that which is ahead for our nation. God knows. We do know that America has sinned so greatly against the Lord. God does not wink at sin. No. He must deal with sin. With over 60 million babies slaughtered since Roe V Wade in 1973; and now with the SCOTUS decision to change the definition of marriage between one man and one women – and allow same sex marriage across the land – God’s judgment burns against America.

Brethren, this may be the end of America as we have known her.  But that does not change our love and devotion for our God. Nor does that change the need to be on our knees and pray for God’s will.

Take your sorrow to Jesus. He is the only one who can comfort you.

Pray for Justice Scalia’s family at this time.

Pray that God’s will be done in our government at this time.  All of this has shown me how futile it really is to place our trust in men during this election process.  Our ONLY hope is in the Lord.   Let’s always remember that.

Shalom b’Yeshua


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