It’s a lovely Sunday afternoon and I am here thinking about how good the Lord has been to me. The slippery places life has taken me that I didn’t fall and of course sometimes fell and He picked me up all for His glory, I am eternally grateful.
As I become thankful, I am shortly taken into a time of grief by my mind. The wheels of my mind’s eye take me into the very last days my mother lived.
A scene where she lies on her sick bed shows up. She shakenly picks her small piece of yam and slowly brings it to her mouth.
I can hear the wisperings of the last words we shared together in my eardrums.
I am quickly taken aback to my thankful self by the hope and consolation that we shall meet again someday. I am thankful that mom died saved.
Bonus: FIND AT THE END OF POST A WRITE UP ABOUT GRIEVING I FOUND ON JOE METTLE’S FACEBOOK WALL MONTHS AGO.
I don’t mean to bore you with my feelings but the point I am making here is that our minds are battlefield and as Christians, we have been given weapons to fight battles and the battles in our minds are of no exception.
Some of the weapons include the word of God through Praise and Thanksgiving, Declarations, prayer etc.
If you are reading this and for some reason, you feel unhappy about life because you lost a loved one, lost your job or lost your sense of purpose on earth, I am reminding you that Christ died for you. You matter a lot to Him. Read and meditate on God’s word daily and strive to obey it. It may not be perfect but strive always. Ask the Lord to help you through prayer, discipline yourself and finally believe that He’ll do it.
Walk in that might!
Love & light,
Grieve it, then leave it…
If you were raised in a culture where any show of emotion was considered a sign of weakness, you must learn that grieving your losses is a healthy process – and a scriptural one.
The Bible says, ‘When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs…They will continue to grow stronger’ (vv. 6-7 NLT).
Note, when your strength comes from the Lord, you can walk through ‘the Valley of Weeping’ and come out stronger.
The length of time each of us spends in that valley may differ, but there comes a point where we must accept God’s will and move forward. So often we’re shocked by the death of a loved one, but God is not. David said, ‘You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment…laid out before a single day had passed’ (Psalm 139:16 NLT). And try as you will, there’s nothing you can do to change that. The truth is, we don’t grieve ‘as…those who have no hope’ (1 Thessalonians 4:13 GNT). One day we’ll be reunited with our redeemed loved one in the presence of the Lord, never to be separated again.
The farewell is just ‘till we meet again’. In the meantime, if you need help don’t be ashamed to reach for it. Remember: ‘A brother is born for adversity’ (Proverbs 17:17 KJV). Ask God to lead you to a person, a counsellor, or a support group that can help you identify the unfinished business that’s keeping you stuck in the cycle of grief. Cherish your loved one’s memory, but move forward and fulfil your divine destiny and purpose.