Those unexpected memories…

We may have done everything properly as we grieved:

  • Gone through the five stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance*.
  • Committed our broken hearts to God and asked him to heal us.
  • Trusted him for our future, that he would help us through.

We moved on… but then something happened to remind us. A conversation. A situation. An emotion. And we grieved yet again.

I have learned to lay each flashback at Jesus’ feet, to sit with him in the night for as long as I need. I have learned to accept his precious promises as my own. “The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm” (Zephaniah 3:15). We don’t have to be afraid. Jesus is with us. We can get up and live.

*1969, psychiatrist, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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4 Replies to “Those unexpected memories…”

  1. Thank you, Eva. The grief of losing Thompy is ever present but maybe not quite so all consuming two years on. Trusting God a day at a time helps to stay the fears that loom so easily about the future and experiencing Gods love through the kindness of friends and family has carried me through when things have been tough. It is my testimony that He IS ENOUGH when times are overwhelming.

    1. Dear Gill, Yes, our dear Lord is truly enough in every overwhelming situation. Thanks so much for sharing. I really needed to hear that today. xx

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