The funny thing about grief is that while everyone is moving on, you’re still dealing with the carnage from your changed circumstances.
Life doesn’t stop just because your heart is breaking:
- Kids need feeding
- Spouse needs attention
- Bills need to be paid
- House needs cleaning
- Work deadlines need to be met
… demands constantly arise as you navigate this emotional fiend called grief.
Grief is a funny thing.
- It is raw ~ messy ~ complicated ~ painful ~ untamed ~ unpretty ~ illogical ~ transformative
- It does not come in a neat, one-size-fits-all package
- It ravages the soul and unveils deep truths
With grief there is no button for “pause”, “rewind”, “fast forward”, or “stop.” Life is always on “play” as your heart and mind ache for a new “normal.”
Grieving is hard work, but I’m encouraged by the promise in Psalm 30:5:
Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning
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