For if we have been united with Him in a death like this, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like this’ (Romans 6:5)
Nothing in life can prepare us for the death of a loved one. Whether death results from a prolonged illness or a sudden accident, it always catches us off guard. Nothing can emotionally or psychologically prepare us for that feeling of loss & grief & the finality of what death represents in the human sense.
Grieving is a difficult time for people no doubt. Balancing the feelings of pain and loss while trying to move on with your everyday life.
That feeling of grief doesn’t have a defined timeframe. Just when we think, ‘oh, I’m over it now’, the feeling comes in waves and hits us all over again.
As much as it hurts and as unpleasant as that season is, the process of grieving is a necessary part of our healing.
As Christians, our grief has a purpose. Grieving is the process God uses to bring us to a place of wholeness.
As Christians, our consolation is this; that death is not final - that life is changed, not ended.
So, if you’re dealing with loss, give yourself space and time, be honest with your emotions, and don't lose hope. Place the burden of your grief on God & He will comfort you. Look for consolation in His word and be comforted. - ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.’