Healing takes time. When hard situations invade our lives, we need to learn how to face and grieve our losses. This is not a skill we are born with. And well meaning people will often give you bad advice that leads to shame and guilt. The Healer of Souls is waiting to bring you freedom from the pain of grief and loss.
Coping with Grief and Loss
Grieving can be a long process and it takes on many different forms. Everyone grieves differently, whether it be through tears, pain, or anger. For Dave, grieving involved learning to talk about the pain he was experiencing. The more detailed he was in expressing his pain and suffering in relationship to his losses, the easier it was for him to cope. Although grieving helped him deal with his losses, it still didn’t take away the pain. But grieving did take him to a different place. It eventually brought him to a place of healing, to a place where joy became a part of his life again.
Dealing with the death of a loved one
Dealing with the death of a loved one takes time. Many will have to go through the grieving process in order to find peace. The Bible reminds us that “death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.” - Ecclesiastes 7:2. Death is the transition of life on earth to life in heaven. We can be thankful that death isn’t the end.
If you or someone you love is dealing with grief or loss, we hope these articles will provide words of encouragement and endurance for the journey.
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