There is no closure with the grief and loss that you experience in the death of someone you love. It is excruciatingly painful, and those losses stay with you for the rest of your life. But, I want you to remember that my love remains with you and never ends either.
You try to avoid all emotional discomfort and suffering from the moment you’re born till the day you die. You don’t like suffering and want them to get over it when you see somebody in pain. Unfortunately, telling someone to get over it and move on with their life is not helpful. Nobody wants to suffer any longer than they must. (Break Open and Blossom in Life)
I told you that there would be unbelievable trouble and sorrow in the world. The good news is that you can learn to walk hand-in-hand with me through your grief. Grief and love are lifetime companions that bring meaning and purpose to your life. Where there are sadness and death, there is also life and hope rooted there. (My Comfort)
There is no pattern or specific way to work through your grief. Loss is a collective lifelong experience for everyone. My love never lessens the pain of the suffering, but my resurrection power provides the hope to endure it.
Over time the pain of your loss will soften, and you will feel you can breathe normally again. However, I hope you understand when you think about your loved one, there are feelings of intense sadness and feeling blue; that is the high price of loving well.
My love is eternal, and I hold the keys to life over death. There is no closure with grief and loss, for your loved ones are forever integral to who you are in my kingdom. You, too, will pass beyond the grave to live with them together again with me in my presence.
I have told you these things, so that in me, you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NIV
I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Revelation 1:18 NIV
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