This is what my Quest NIV study Bible says about grief:
But you God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims committ themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
This one isn't about grief but I've always loved it:
Psalm 91 1-12
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." 9 If you say, "The Lord is my refuge," and you make the most high your dwelling,10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
My prayer today is that the Lord be with the grieving. That he literally hold them in the palm of his hand. Now that 'Stacy' is gone I'm free to say that we attempted to commit to her last year. WE were willing. OTHERS were not willing. Today has been a bad day for me because there is no explaining the love a mother has for her child, even if she has never seen her. There was a family committed to her who apparently did meet with approval over at RR, I'm sure they are grieving as well.
There have been several posts on FB regarding Stacy whose real name was Alina or Alona. Let me just say that before you judge the situation make sure you get your facts straight.
I have a picture on one of my computers of a little girl. A little girl who tiny hands are fisted on the bars of her jail. She is looking out hopefully. Now her redemption has come. Fly high baby girl. Fly high. I will always feel like I failed you.