Good Morning Everyone, so glad to be with you today and thank you for your input about this blog. My heart is heavy this morning as I join you today. Many of us are mourning for the loss of our dear friends PastorTy and Terri Schenzel who was killed in S.D. this week. Our hearts here in Omaha are heavy but we mourn not without hope, rather, we believe they are walking in Heaven probably barefoot as this was a trade mark of Ty’s every time he preached. He believed he was standing on Holy Ground.
We all have experienced the loss of loved ones at one time or another it is a part of life. But loss is difficult to walk through and it does not take the same path for everyone. We all grieve in our own way. It is a path we all have to walk at some point, but it is a path that has no limitations or boundaries. There is no time limit on how long we grieve nor should we have one. Grief is personal and it needs it be healed in its own time we cannot force the healing process of a loss.
Grieving is also a cleansing process within our own heart and soul as we express our loss and sadness for those we love and with those we love. We should never be ashamed of our tears, nor try to be tough during the process. It is a time of being real and open with our feelings.
Times of grief serve a purpose…Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, “It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting, for this is the end of all mankind, and the living will lay it to heart.” This verse implies that grief can be good because it can refresh our perspective on life.
We need to remember that feelings of grief are temporary. “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). There is an end to mourning. Grief has its purpose, but it also has its limit.
Psalm 56:8 says, Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record? Our tears and grief are precious to God. God understands us (Psalm 139:2). When we commune with Him, we are able to open our minds to the truth that He loves us, that He is faithful, that He is in control, and that He knows how He is going to work it out for our good.
To grieve openly is sometimes difficult for some, but when we share our stories with God and others, our grief is lessened. Sadly, grief is part of the human experience. Loss is part of life, and grief is a natural response to loss. But we have the hope of Christ, and we know that He is strong enough to carry our burdens (Matthew 11:30).
Blessing to everyone, Dee
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