There are many losses we must go through in life. Loss of a loved one. Loss of a pet. Loss of a job. Loss of a marriage. Loss of a friendship. Loss of a home. They are all losses. And although we grieve over different hurts and we grieve in different ways, we all have experienced grief in some way. We all will experience grief in some way. It is something that connects us as humans.
There is not a person alive that hasn’t had something happen that is extremely hard to get over. There is not a person alive that hasn’t gone through something hard to understand. It is ok not to understand.
I think we grieve so intensely because we love so intensely.
My husband and I suffered a tremendous loss in our family last month, the loss of our 10 year old weimaraner, Koa. Our truly beloved companion. It was, and still is, devastating. This grief hit me so intensely, it just went straight to my core. This grief knocked me to my knees. But I know that God will meet me where I am.
I know that God understands my pain. I know that He understands and knows my grief. I know He cares. He is there to comfort us and to carry us through, each and every one of us.
We just need to turn to Him. It is by taking it to the Father that we are able to withstand the pain. By giving Him our grief every morning we can make it through the day.
God meets us in our suffering. He will always be there with wide, open arms to hold us. He gives us strength we need for each day. He will be there to help us when our legs are too weak. When we are shattered and need a simple reminder to breathe, He is there. Our friend is there for us.
We can not receive the comfort we need on this earth, not completely. It can only completely come from Him.
He will be there when we find our strength to stand again and He will stand right there beside us. He helps us find all those pieces and put them back into place. God gets us to the other side.
And in turn, we are able to comfort others with that same love and compassion.
Do you turn to Him with your troubles and grief? Are you going through a difficult time right now… are you finding your strength in Him? Please feel open to share so we may know how He strengthens or we may share with you the love and compassion we have received from Him.
By Jennifer, StudioJRU
Jennifer is a mixed media artist living in rural Nebraska - gravel roads, fresh air, peace and quiet. She is married to her best friend, her patient and supportive husband, Heydon. Art has been a...