Sunday, August 28, 2022

Riding The Waves Of Grief


Today, I'm sharing a very transparent, heartfelt post on grief and how grief will happen at the most unexpected times and places.
A few items were on my list, so I quickly stopped at the grocery store and brought my things to the counter. The young man at the check register said in a friendly voice, "how's it going? My reply was, "good, how about you?" He nodded and said, "good." As I was waiting for the total due, it hit me; his friendliness and smile reminded me of my son, Joe. Honestly, I was not looking for someone to remind me of my son that day, yet it happened. I handed him my payment; I smiled and thanked him. Thankfully, my sunglasses were within reach because tears were streaming down my face as I walked out of the store. Driving home, I realized it had been fourteen years since my son passed away; I learned how his personality was buried deep within me. A wave of grief swept over me, and the Lord helped me recover.
In talking with others about grief, many have shared the same experiences of how grief will hit them at times they were not expecting. How about you? Have you had moments of remembering your loved one? If you have, feel free to comment below.

Riding the waves of grief is a lifelong journey. Here are a few ways that can be helpful when they do arrive:

  • Know the waves of grief will happen and embrace them the best you can.
  • Let the tears fall, which is better than holding them back.
  • Record the waves of grief in a journal.
  • Pray that the Lord will help you quickly recover.
  • Share the wave of grief with others.
  • These waves of grief show the love we have and always will have for our lost loved ones.
  • May you find comfort in Scripture, as we read in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, "May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who loved us and by His grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word."


Let us pray together,

Dear Heavenly Father,

The waves of grief can come at times when we least expect it. We ask for Your help to embrace these moments and bring us the strength that only comes from You to recover.

In the name of Jesus, we pray,

Amen




With love,

Patty

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