Why do we try to rush mourning?
I love that Jesus was not uncomfortable with mourning. He wept with his friends when they faced loss.
He’s a safe place when we are in the midst of loss. He is aware of those troubled thoughts. He knows that we are asking hard questions we can’t answer. He sees those tears.
When we love much, we grieve much. When we grieve much, we are loved much.
That holds us close in mourning.
Today, I want you to know that you are stronger than you realize. You got up this morning and faced the day. You are hurting inside, but you smiled and meant it. You wondered if God is a thousand miles away, but talked to him anyway, because you believe he’s listening.
That’s strong. That’s courage. That’s faith. Even in the midst of mourning.
In today’s More Than Small Talk (Episode 34), Holley, Jennifer, and I shared how we deal with change. While they experienced change in other ways, I shared one area of change I struggle in is with loss. When I am in a place of mourning I’m tempted to rush the process or put a positive spin on it, even when my heart is breaking.
Listen to today’s More Than Small Talk podcast on iTunes, KLRC, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
God is teaching me another way. He’s asking me to:
- Make room for mourning
- To recognize the value of my faith and friends when I don’t feel strong
- To be okay with the fact that I don’t have all the answers
Are you facing change due to loss?
I’m praying that you will feel his love today.
He sees you. He loves you. He’s with you.
If your heart feels broken, for any reason, this is a gentle resource to help you mend.
The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places
Read the Introduction and Chapter One of The Mended Heart, just for you.
Page by page, Suzie will help you understand how God’s truth can heal your pain so you can move forward whole and healed. – Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times Bestselling Author and President of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Thank you, Suzie, for this. I recently had a death in our family and two members of my tribe have lost family members. These loses have affected me in a profound way and I am grateful this is not a taboo subject. I’m drawing closer to Jesus knowing God is our good, good, God specially when things don’t make sense and don’t feel good.
Thank you Suzie for this!
“When we love much, we grieve much. When we grieve much, we are loved much.” YES. Love this whole post so much. Sending love to you.
Thank you, Suzie. Thanks for reminding us we are stronger than we think we are.