Dealing with Grief (especially during the Holidays)

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 @ 12:34 PM

As the days shorten and the holidays draw to a close, we have the opportunity to take stock of our past and future, examine the events of the past year, and prepare for the new.

It is almost impossible not to collectively have the past few years right in our faces by the holidays.

During what is supposed to be a time of celebration, we feel pain and loss even more sharply, and the past year has had a lot of it. Old hurts compound with the new, and the heartache that we thought was behind us rises back to the surface. This is especially true as all the ‘norms’ suddenly are no longer norms...and even that unsettling realization increases our feelings of helplessness and grief.

But the Bible teaches us that there are ways, people, and beliefs that will help us address those griefs. No one has greater grief than another person, and we don't weigh the seriousness of grief felt, as each person feels their grief deeply.

Christ understood that, felt and suffered grief himself. God provides tools to help ourselves, and others, through the grief process.

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