Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
In life, very often, we suffer a loss of some kind. If we are of adult age, most of us can say, we know the feeling of loss. Loss of a job, a person we love, relationship, friendship, pet, or loss of our passion and zeal for life. Our grief over that loss is understandable. We are only human.
I’ve lost pets, friends, opportunities, joy, and money. When you face a loss in your life, allow yourself to feel the hurt, but be reminded that God will give you beauty for ashes, joy for morning, the oil of gladness for despair. When I lost my husband that was a deep and devastating loss. It hurt more deeply because we had children together and I had to help them process their grief. But these are the things I did to help us, and I believe they will help you also
I tried to create as many happy moments as possible so that the more joy we felt, the less pain we felt.
The more we laughed, the less we cried.
The more we served others at the homeless shelter, the more grateful we felt for what we did have.
The more we celebrated life, the less we mourned death.
The more we smiled, the more we healed.
God had the final word, so I found peace with that, and so did my children. Every loss is different. Everywhere you are, and in every situation, you are in, God sees you. He knows, and He cares.
I challenge you to focus less on your loss and more on God. Less on the past and more on the future. Less on your pain and more on your purpose. Less on what you don’t have and more on what you do have. Less on your stress and more on your strength. I want you to smile, dance, celebrate, laugh, help, hug, and exhale when you feel so suffocated you can’t breathe. When you exhale, you are letting it out and letting in love, peace, joy, light, and abundant life.
Be blessed and be a blessing!
On a Positive note,