Joy Comes in the Mourning presents an authentic and practical devotion-style book intended to speak to a topic that, unfortunately, everyone must encounter in their lives-grieving loss. This collection is unusual in that it is autobiographical. Author Helene Marie Cruz shares both her experiences of loss and those of many in her family and close circle of friends, all of whom have lost loved ones.
The testimonies vary in terms of the types of losses and the situations before and after the mourning, but the common theme is that God, the Father; Jesus, the Son; and the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, were present somewhere during these journeys of grief. Cruz encourages but also evangelizes, eliciting the Holy Spirit to pull you toward either knowing the Savior for the first time or calling upon Him for healing, grace, peace, and the joy that the Psalmist David speaks of in the healing psalm of promise, Psalm 30:5-"weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."
Uplifting and encouraging, this collection of testimonies invites you to understand and ultimately live the promise offered by God of the joy that follows grief.