In all parts of life, God teaches us many lessons and prepares us for tough times. Grieving because of losing a loved one is one of those tough times. I admit that my grief is one of the hardest things to overcome, but I know I can make it through challenging times.
When you think of grief, do your thoughts take you to memories of a loved one who passed away? What about a loved one who disengaged themselves from your life? Other things we grieve can also include— job loss, a chronic illness, a terminal diagnosis, personal injury, divorce, retirement, the loss of a pet, foreclosure of a home, a change in living conditions, and so much more.
On days when I am feeling blue and missing my disengaged loved one or having a flare from chronic illness, I rely on my faith in Jesus to lift my spirit back up. I know that if I allow myself to dwell in the sadness, it is easy for it to become a part of me.
I lean heavily on the shoulders of my Creator because I know that is where my strength and guidance come from. I remind myself to call out to him for help when I need it. I know support is right there, waiting for me to take it.
I am comforted when I pray for healing. I am reminded that God is working behind the scenes for my loved one and me. Even if I can\’t see it or understand his plan. That knowledge is enough for me to gather my strength and move on.
Today, because of Him, I know I have the strength to make it through grief and sorrow. I am confident that my Creator can heal my pain and help me move onward.
Do I understand that grieving is a natural part of life?
How can I use my spiritual strength to help uplift me from my grief?
What actions can I take to build my faith?
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