Grieving is chronic, though not a disease. It doesn’t just come once and disappear. When you lose someone, you experience a grief that will never completely go away. Grief also comes to those with chronic illnesses. They have had to grieve many losses including some of their dreams.
Our mental, emotional, and spiritual health need rest. We need to care for these areas with the fight and dedication that we take care of our physical health.
There are times in our lives to mourn and grieve, but it is so important not to lose hope. For those of us who know Jesus, we cling to an everlasting hope. As we grieve and mourn, let us also remember to encourage each other, to look for the joy in life no matter where we go.
How can we care for the hurting whose pain may be heavier during the holidays as they grieve losses or longings? So many struggle in silence.
We are not left in the despair of lament, for even from the depths of chaos, there is a confidence, a deep sense of trust, in God for living expectantly.