Grieving – the swarm of thoughts and feelings following a loss – is tough.
Grieving? Just when you think you have it all together…WHAM! A song or a scent or something perfectly benign slams into the barely-healed wound, and the bleeding starts all over again.
In case you’re new to my blog, grief is one of the reasons I’m here. I was grieving the loss of my Daddy, and I wasn’t doing such a great job of it. Dad died in December 2012.
As I was searching for resources to help me deal with MY grief, I realized there was a gaping hole in what was available. I wanted a faith-based, artsy course that didn’t require tons of time but that would move me THROUGH my grief.
I couldn’t find one. So I wrote one.
Why am I mentioning it here today? Good question.
I recently got the old grief two-by-four between the eyes. I was driving down the road, listening to Christian music. I do this all the time. But on the day in question, one of the songs I personally selected for Daddy’s funeral started playing. I had to pull over to weep.
So, I’ve used the days since then to review the scriptures I assigned to each of the stages of grief. We’ll touch on each one this month.
Shock: Ps. 56:3, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
Denial: Phil 4:8, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”
Action Plan: If you have suffered a loss of any type, my course can help you through your grief. Maybe you know someone who is dealing with a difficult situation. This could be the answer for them. Check out Good Grief.
Thanks for coming by today. I prayed for you.by
I learned many years ago about the stages of grief and often refer back to them to help myself and others too. It is helpful to see the progress through the stages and recognize it.
Cynthia Smith says
A very good word of encouragement! Thank you!