Amy Carmichael wrote about sorrow. I have kept this in my Bible for years and it still comforts me. In days of tragic loss when my heart is wrapped around my daughter in law, her mother, and my son, I have been clinging to these words:
Sorrow is one of the things that are lent, not given. A thing that is lent may be taken away; a thing that is given is not taken away. Joy is given; sorrow is lent. We are not our own, we are bought with a price, and “our sorrow is not our own.” It is lent to us for just a little while that we may use it for eternal purposes. Then it will be taken away and everlasting joy will be our Fatheer’s gift to us, and the Lord God will wipe away all tears from off all faces. So let us use this “lent” thing to draw us nearer to the heart of Him Who was once a Man of Sorrows. Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways
And this from Paul…
We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. Indeed, in our hearts, we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us… 2 Corinthians 1:8-10
He has, He will, He will continue to deliver us.