Grief is defined as deep and poignant distress or sorrow, especially caused by someone's death.
No one wants to go through grief, especially if it is caused by the loss of a loved one. But as humans, grief is the emotion that we display when we experience the transition of someone we held close to our hearts. My question was how do you really deal with grief? How do you get past the pain? How do you not allow the grief to consume you?
Well, because I know we are all different and will deal with grief differently, these are things I used to help me mentally manage life after the loss of my aunt and mother ninety days apart and more recently, my best-friend. As time went by, I began to feel the grief leave.
1. Cry - do this as often as needed (Psalm 56:8)
2. Pray - do this more often than you think is needed (Philippians 4:6)
3. Reminisce - think back on the good things & good times (Psalm 63:6)
4. Laugh - do this as often as possible (Proverbs 17:22)
5. Write it out - do this as a form of meditation (Psalm 104:34)
6. Pray - do this more often than you think is needed (Matthew 21:22)
I pray that they are helpful to you as well.
Peace & joy to you!