Facing traumatic loss is about keeping our sanity and taking care of those who depend on us, all the while deciding how we are going to face this new unwelcome reality. I learned at so many points that I had to look straight at the loss or I could not find comfort.
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.
Just as the rains of April bring flowers in May, Easter Resurrection reminds us to listen for the soothing rain of our new life in Jesus.
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.
On our journey toward embracing hope we soon realize it has to be fought for. If it simply slipped over our shoulders, like a warm comfort blanket from heaven, we wouldn’t value it so much.