Grief Is A Necessary Part Of Healing!
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During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow, and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture, and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God. Rick Warren
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
Understand Why Christians Grieve!
The Experience And Symptoms Of Grief
By: Dan Green, Ph.D.
- Heart Palpitations
- Sleep Disturbances
- Dry Mouth
- Tight Chest/Throat
- Choking Sensations
- Muscle Weakness
- Psychomotor Retardation
- Gastro-Intestinal Distress
- Eating Disorders
- Loss of Appetite
- Ringing in Ears
- Muscular Pain
- Noise Sensitivity
- Loss of Sexual Desire
- Social Avoidance or Withdrawal
- Avoidance of Reminders
- Silent or Excessive Talkative
- Avoidance of School Work
- Searching/Calling Out
- Restless Hyperactivity
- Clinging to Reminders
- Inability to Initiate and Maintain Organized Activity
- Alcohol or Other Substance Abuse
- Treasuring or Discarding Objects
- Memory Loss
- Obsessive Thoughts
- Sense of Presence
- Impaired Concentration
- Intrusive Memories
- Visual or Auditory Hallucinations
- Thoughts of Guilt
- Self Reproach
- Preoccupation with the loss
- Despair – Hopeless about future
- Escape into Fantasy
- Thoughts of Suicide
- Questions of “What if…”
- Impaired problem solving
- Anger – Irritability -Frustration
- Hopelessness -Helplessness
- Loss of Faith and Belief System
- Questioning Faith/Belief
- Strengthing -Transforming Faith/Belief
- Hopelessness -Fatalism
- Feelings/Thoughts of Abandonment
- Anger with God
- Sensations/Perceptions of God’s Presence
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4
It doesn’t seem fair – if you want the love, you have to have the pain. C.S. Lewis
There Is No Way To Avoid Grief!
Learn how grief can help people heal!
Grief can wash over us like a title wave. Sometimes it can be very damaging emotionally and physically. Learn how to better cope with pain.
Deep feelings can overcome us like a title wave, and sometimes it can be very damaging to a person emotionally, physically, and mentally.
Many people do not do what they ought to do to deal with it so they can grow through it.
The feeling people experience while going through traumatic type experiences can affect them in ways they never thought possible.
These types of emotions can affect our overall performance and daily functioning in life. Grief can happen anytime because of loss of any kind such as divorce, the breakup of a significant relationship, the death of a loved one, loss of physical health, diagnosis of a medical situation such as cancer, etc.
Christians Do Not Grieve As Those Who Have No Hope!
We All Need Help At Times
During potentially sad times, a person needs comfort, support, and help. The first place to look for this type of advice is from God, who created us and sustained us to make it through every situation we find ourselves.
I had experienced a significant amount of grief, tears, depression, sadness, and anger when my ex-wife moved out so that she could “find herself,” which ripped a massive hole in my life! It was very peculiar because she and I were not getting along for years (basically since our honeymoon), but there was a deep sadness for me for her breaking our vows in front of God and all our family and friends.
Our marriage lasted ten years. This loss devastated me emotionally, so I reached out for help from Pastor Ron and his wife, Sue Sauer. They pointed me to Jesus and His teachings to get me back on the right path. God puts the right people in our lives to help us in times of great sadness and need. ~ Bill Greguska
Here Are Some Helpful Links:
- How can I find joy amid trials?
- How can I recover from heartbreak / a broken heart?
- What does the Bible say about overcoming grief?
- Does “blessed are those who mourn” mean something special?
- What is godly sorrow?
7 Things You Can Do To Get Through Grief Or Loss!
- Express your thoughts and feelings to God through prayer.
- Contact a close friend, counselor, pastor for emotional, spiritual, and mental support.
- Allow yourself a reasonable amount of time to feel sad and process your thoughts and feelings.
- Keep your routine generally going as possible such as work, social, and daily self-care.
- Sleep 7-8 hours per night, keep a healthy routine overall.
- Avoid unnecessary medications or alcohol.
- Eat healthily drink plenty of water, avoid overeating or under eating.
There Will Be No More Tears In Heaven Revelation 21:4
Grief Needs To Be Shared Properly!
We Can Stand On God’s Promise That:
- God is with us.
- Will sustain us
- He is and will carry us through each circumstance we face in this life and forever. ‘
- Will NEVER Leave us nor forsake us
Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
The Five Stages Of The Grief Prosses!
What Not To Say To Someone Who Is Grieving!
What If My Problems Seem Out Of Control?
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