February 16, 2021

What do you do with grief?


In this episode of Life In Motion, Heather and Jamie share their personal stories of grief, how they drifted through it, and how they eventually got to the other side of it.

Heather lost her mother when she was in her early twenties. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer, and Heather dropped out of college to care for her. She was her mother’s primary caregiver when the Doctors said there was nothing more they could do for her.

Jamie was believing for a miracle. She had people praying with her for the birth of her baby. But at 27 and a half weeks, Jamie’s baby passed away just a few days short of the doctors being willing to deliver her baby early to try to help her.

What do you do with grief?

That’s what Heather and Jamie are talking about in this episode. For some, grief is immediate, fully intense. For others, you feel like you’re drifting through life, not fully anchored to anything. Whichever side you’re on, grief is not necessarily something that you experience, and then it’s gone; it’s something that you experience, you heal from, and you carry the scars forever. And sometimes, it creeps back up.

So, what do you do with grief? What do you do when you don’t believe that God is good anymore? When you’re angry? How do you heal when you’re drifting? In this episode, Heather and Jamie discuss how they experienced grief, questioned God, and began to heal. 

Don’t be afraid of your feelings.

If you want to tackle your loss, there’s no way out but through. There’s no way to make it to the other side without going through all the emotion, without going through the pain, without really looking at it and dealing with it.

You’ve already lived the most painful part of losing somebody or something. In this world, that loss of the physical person is so hard to accept and come to terms with that you’ve already probably experienced the most challenging part, and now acknowledging those feelings, as painful and as scary as they might be, is the next step. Maybe you’re afraid because you don’t process emotion well… You are not alone in this. 

Share your Grief with God.

Many of us have such high honor and esteem for God (which we should) that it ends up preventing us from being completely real with Him. Our love for Him was never meant to separate us from Him.

When you pour your true self out to Him, He will come into that space and not condemn you or even correct you.

Bring your hurt, your disappointment, your anger to God.

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