Grief is a helpless place to be. The experience of loss is powerful. The circumstances around death are individual and unique. A person may experience feelings of separation, alienation, depression or many others. Death reminds us that something is very wrong with the world.
Ultimately, grievers seek comfort. Someone grieving may seek comfort in memories, material items, or distractions. These things provide a measure of fleeting comfort. Lasting comfort is found in a Person, Jesus. He bore grief so that all grief sufferers could have hope. All true comfort has its source in the Lord (2 Corinthians 1:3).