Living through the seasons of grief.
So the holidays are over. Life is getting back into the old “normal.” Your heart might still be trying to navigate the swells of grief that ebb and flow. Possibly ,the sea of grief still overtakes you.
A new year is a logical bench mark to evaluate your grief journey. Would a few self-evaluation questions assist you, my grieving friend? If any of these questions don’t work for you right now, just skip them and work with the ones that are useful in your healing process.
Your bereavement is unique to you. The above questions are meant to give you a platform to look at your grief journey and evaluate where you have been, what you have come through, and where you still want or need to go from here. A huge part of grieving is the sense of losing control. I want to support you towards regaining personal control. By acting in positive ways to your responses to the above questions, you are choosing to heal so your bereavement doesn’t control you.
While the sea of emotions might toss your ship about recklessly, you still maintain the helm with the power of choice. If you have fallen and can’t reach the tiller, reach out to God, who is doing for you right now what you can’t do for yourself. Please consider putting your trust in him completely. You are loved, known, understood and helped by the One who has all authority to step in and declare, “Peace, be still!” He is the only One who can quiet the storm and help you regain personal control.
My heartfelt prayer for each of us is that we begin the New Year with God at the helm, trusting Him more than we trust ourselves: yet grateful that he honors our freedom of choice to submit to His wisdom and care.