HAVE YOU ALLOWED YOURSELF TO GRIEVE?
As we all experience so much loss right now: missing income, businesses crumbling, graduations, career-momentum halted, special occasions un-celebrated, housing uncertainty, futures unknown... are you trying to ignore it all, or have you allowed yourself some honest grieving? ~ I'll never forget this advice a friend gave, when I lost my mother unexpectedly, she said, "Make sure you allow yourself to fully grieve the loss, I didn't when my father died and it messed me up for 10 years!" ~ Wow! Could unreleased grief, even for the mini-deaths in our life, really harm us that much? ~ The answer is a definite yes. ~ Grief, like resentment and unforgiveness, has a powerful effect on our heart, mind and body if it remains trapped. The longer it stays hidden, the more layers grow over it and bitterness begins to subtly restrict our lives. ~ OPTION 2: Can you give yourself the grace of honesty? Tell God the truth of how you're feeling. Allow all those the icky feelings OUT and His healing and comfort IN. ~ It may not necessarily change the outcome, but it will change how you feel as you wait this out. Release the resentment and allow His grace and healing into those tender places in your life, right now. ~ His comfort is waiting, won't you let Him in? ~