The Pain Of Losing A Loved One

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The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. —Psalm 34:18

In a time of global crisis, many have unexpectedly lost a loved one due to Covid-19,. Nothing in life can emotionally prepare us for the death of a loved one, especially a child. Whether death results from a sudden illness, accident or a long-term illness, it always catches us off-guard.

Everyone expresses grief differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. So, never compare your way of grieving with someone else’s. Don’t allow others to tell you how you should grieve. Grief is a natural response to loss. Oftentimes, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. The emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away is unimaginable.

You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight. These are normal reactions to loss—and the more significant the loss, the more intense your grief may be.

Yet grief, as painful a season as it is, is a necessary part of our healing. Grieving is the process God uses to bring us to a place of wholeness. I never imagined losing my firstborn son. We tend to put pressure on ourselves to understand why as we experience the loss of a loved one or someone that is dear to our hearts.

Grieving can be the most difficult time for people. Trying to balance the feelings of pain and loss while going forward with your everyday life. Give yourself space and time, be honest with your emotions, don’t grieve alone, and don’t lose hope.

God’s Word’s are a healing balm to a heart that has been shattered by grief. The Psalmist declares in Psalm 119:92, “Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.”

We can always turn to God’s word for ease and comfort as we look to overcoming grief.

  1. Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 ICB
  2. The Lord your God will go with you. He will not leave you or forget you. Deuteronomy 31:6 ICB
  3. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. Isaiah 30:15 NKJV
  4. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:29 NIV
  5. Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NASB
  6. The Lord is close(A) to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Be still and know that He is God!

Mercy, peace and love be your in abundance!

Dr. A

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