There are those who gain our attention and respect because of how they grieve over their losses. They are such a testimony to God's faithfulness and provision.
Isaiah was sent to preach good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted . . . . . ., provide for those who grieve in Zion . . . . .(Isaiah 61:1-3) Isaiah says of those who grieve in Zion- "They shall be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of His splendor." (Isaiah 61:3c) Those who grieve are very special to the Lord. He wants to give them a crown of beauty, the oil of gladness, a garment of praise and they will be called "oaks of righteousness."
The Lord plants these "oaks of righteousness" and there is a purpose - "for the display of His splendor." When we experience deep hurts and losses, we have a God-given opportunity to display the splendor of the Lord. Will we be called "oaks of righteousness?" Will we display His splendor?