29.0 When is it Okay to Move on After the Death of a Loved One?


You want real healing, you want to see the world in color again, to walk outside and not feel like the weight of the world is sitting on top of your shoulders…you want all that but then that desire is confronted by guilt in the idea of moving on.  After all, how can you even think about enjoying a life if your loved one has died?  How can you enjoy life now if they won’t be a part of it?


The world without your loved one seems ‘less than’ and because this was never a part of what you had planned or even saw coming, moving on seems wrong and moving on with joy seems ridiculous. And, you live in fear of not being able to move beyond where you are today.


Today, we’re going to talk about what to do with the conflict between moving forward and what feels like disrespecting or dishonoring your loved one.


WORD of the Week – Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. John 16:20-23

Song.   Believe For It.  CeCe Winans.


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