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My Creator Shepherds Me Through Seasons Of Grief {{Sweet Tea & Friends August Link Up}}

Paula Short

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In all parts of life, God teaches us many lessons and prepares us for tough times. Grieving because of losing a loved one is one of those tough times. I admit that my grief is one of the hardest things to overcome, but I know I can make it through challenging times.

When you think of grief, do your thoughts take you to memories of a loved one who passed away? What about a loved one who disengaged themselves from your life? Other things we grieve can also include— job loss, a chronic illness, a terminal diagnosis, personal injury, divorce, retirement, the loss of a pet, foreclosure of a home, a change in living conditions, and so much more.

On days when I am feeling blue and missing my disengaged loved one or having a flare from chronic illness, I rely on my faith in Jesus to lift my spirit back up. I know that if I allow myself to dwell in the sadness, it is easy for it to become a part of me. 

I lean heavily on the shoulders of my Creator because I know that is where my strength and guidance come from. I remind myself to call out to him for help when I need it. I know support is right there, waiting for me to take it.

I am comforted when I pray for healing. I am reminded that God is working behind the scenes for my loved one and me. Even if I can’t see it or understand his plan. That knowledge is enough for me to gather my strength and move on.

Today, because of Him, I know I have the strength to make it through grief and sorrow. I am confident that my Creator can heal my pain and help me move onward.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Do I understand that grieving is a natural part of life?
  2. How can I use my spiritual strength to help uplift me from my grief?
  3. What actions can I take to build my faith?

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