I do not know of a single person that has not faced losing someone or something dear to them. A parent, spouse, child or friend. In these uncertain times, loss of a job, house, car, or of an opportunity. The list could go on and on. Whatever the loss is, it is very real and very painful. In terms of value and worth, is the loss of a person more devastating than the loss of a job? The loss of a job more devastating than the loss of a beloved pet?
Many would say the loss of a person is way more heartbreaking than the loss of a job. Yet, if you were that person that got laid off, would you be able to shrug off that loss with a laugh and deny feeling any pain or anxiety about how to feed your family and pay the bills? Of course not. Each loss is overwhelming when it happens. The grief felt is no less than the grief felt in any situation where something near and dear is taken away.
How do you handle grief? It is different for everyone. For me, it is going to God’s Word, especially the Psalms, listening to worship music, and creating my digital collage art. The grief is there and tears still come. I know that healing comes with time, but in the early stages of grief, the only thing I can cling to is the love of Jesus, and the knowledge that tears can be healing. Once, when I was grieving about something, yet feeling as if my tears showed a lack of faith, the Lord spoke to my heart and reminded me that He created tears ducts and that tears brought healing.
Rest in peace, Brother Pussnboots. You were a good boy.
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