In your grief journey, you will find that there are a lot of things that remind you of your loss again and again. And, not in a “oh yeah, I remember’ kind of way. These reminders are gut punches that have the potential to throw you back into a pit of despair once again. Seasons and holidays are two milestones you will encounter in your journey and after.
And before we go further – I feel like someone needs to hear this. You may be hurting right now, you might even be in that pit and all you want is a moment of relief from the pain and a moment of feeling like you did before your loved one died. There are so many questions of why this happened. Normal, good and happy seem sooo far away right now. You need to know that you aren’t alone and the pain you feel today will not be forever. Right now it might feel like a knife in your heart but over time (with your participation), the knife won’t have a sharp point. You’ll never stop thinking about them and you will always carry them with you but, later, you’ll be able to smile without painful tears when you think about them.
Ok, back to the milestones of seasons and holidays. Each one can make you feel like you are starting all over again in your grief process. And sometimes the season and the holiday go hand in hand like with spring and Easter; or winter and Christmas.
Today, we’ll talk about spring in general and but we’ll also talk about the holiday of Easter that makes spring even better or worse depending on where you are in your journey. I’ll share some truths from the Bible that will help you focus on God to stay out of the pit.
Verse – You don’t have to wait for the end. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in m, even though he or she dies, will live. And, every one who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this? John 11:25-26 (Message)
Song – The Blood/Because He Lives, CeCe Winans – https://youtu.be/ZwByK7XPwHI
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