How can I get over my grief? Is it possible? - Grief - TouchPoints

How can I get over my grief? Is it possible?

Genesis 50:1Joseph threw himself on his father and wept over him.

2 Samuel 18:33The king was overcome with emotion. He went up to the room over the gateway and burst into tears. And as he went, he cried, “O my son Absalom!”

First, recognize that grief is necessary and important. We need the freedom to grieve. It is an important part of closure because it allows us to honestly express the way we feel.

Genesis 23:2-4There Abraham mourned and wept for her. Then, leaving her body, he said to the Hittite elders, “. . . Please sell me a piece of land so I can give my wife a proper burial.”

Participate in the process of grief. Take time to personally mourn, but also become involved in the necessary steps to bring closure to your loss. We grieve because we have had a positive experience—what we lost was important to us. Getting involved in the process of grief is a way of honoring what was meaningful.

Ecclesiastes 3:4A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

2 Samuel 19:6“You have made it clear today that your commanders and troops mean nothing to you. It seems that if Absalom had lived and all of us had died, you would be pleased.”

Grief has its season, but then it is time to move on to another. God wants us to wipe our tears, move on, and be redemptive to other grieving people.

Genesis 21:17God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar.

Isaiah 66:13“I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child.”

2 Corinthians 1:3God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.

John 11:35Then Jesus wept.

God knows we grieve, understands our sorrow, and comforts us. He does not promise to preserve us from grief but to help us through it.

Revelation 21:4He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain.

Take hope that there will be no more grief in heaven.