Grief Is An Interesting Emotion

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Though Grief Is An Interesting Emotion, I Wish There Wasn’t So Much Of It

Grief is an interesting emotion. It is certainly not pleasant, but something every human being goes through in life. Grief is defined as a great sadness, especially in the loss of a loved one. Grieving can be associated with many things in our life.

Grieving these losses of life can be so different depending on what the event, your stage of life and what may be going on with you at the time of the grief producing event. And the time it takes for you to work through this deep sadness varies. There truly is no timetable, though sometimes people might want to impose one.

Grieving is interesting because you can’t just wash out the wound and cover it with a band-aid like you can a cut on your skin. Grieving a loss, especially that of a close loved one, can’t be fixed quite that easily. There is an array of emotions that really have to occur. You can’t really put a band-aid on and then just assume it will heal. Grieving is definitely a process. And for many losses or these deep sorrows in life, we will have a scar forever, this side of heaven anyway.

grief is an interesting emotion

These scars though are not unlike physical scars, in that emotional scars can help us be stronger. They may make us feel weaker for a time, but as we work through the grieving process, we realize that we survived. These emotional scars can remind us that we can prevail. Not saying it is easy, but as I am getting older and my relationship with my Lord moves along in years, I know He will help me.

Recently, the deepest, most troubling loss occurred. I didn’t see it coming at all. I am so deeply saddened by the event. Many tears have fallen and still fall, but I have walked over 50 years with my Lord and Savior, I know He will see me through somehow. I know my life will be forever changed by this event. I wish I could change it, but I know I cannot.

Then I wonder, if I knew the whole story, would I change it? God knows why certain things happen and when they will happen. Even the loss of a loved one in the most tragic of circumstances? He knows it will happen long before it does. You might ask then why doesn’t he stop it? Bad things are going to happen as we live in a fallen world. There will be suffering. There is just no way around it, but I also believe and God’s word tells us that He can make good come out of these things for those who love God. Things happen and it may not be good, but if they happened another way, would it be worse? I think that is a possibility, at least in some cases.

Grief is an interesting emotion, but one I could do without. No matter how heavy your soul might feel in these times of grief, cling to the Lord who loves you and know he will see you through on this earth, but rejoice that His promise of a better world is on its way.


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