Quiet Time to Process the Loss.
In our noisy world of constant cable television, endless tweets, and instant notifications, it’s often difficult to find quiet time.
But it is necessary.
Especially after a death.
Such was the case recently, and such is the reason that my blogging took a pause.
Some quiet time was needed to process what had happened and why.
Scripture tells us, “Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10 AMPC
So as a believer, I had to let be without strife, then be still enough to know nothing else but God. Then to ask the One who knows all to clue me in, to give me some wisdom about what I was feeling. And why my petition was not answered.
And God answered me, in an inaudible knowing within my spirit. This magnificent comfort captured my heart, and I wrote down the lesson I needed to learn. Only then could I speak with purpose: first, a thank you to the God of all Comfort, and then to others.
I won’t go into all the details of my personal healing and processing, but part of it was to pay tribute to the life of the person who had left us behind. I prayed on the wording and acted in a manner that I believe she would have respected, and God would approve. Then having been strengthened, I desired to comfort others, according to 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (ESV); especially those most affected.
This was my process. It may not be yours. You may not be one to journal or write or blog, but after a tragedy, we all can do this one thing – be still. Know God is God. He will be exalted in the earth!
And with our minds on Him, we can do whatever needs to be done next.
May you move forward in life with abundant blessings. ❤️ And if you’ve learned some way of coping with a loss that would be beneficial to someone else, please feel free to share it in the comments below. Really, Leah.
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