let me just say it like it is … having to grieve sucks! you can’t dictate how or when you’re going to feel whatever it is you’re feeling. oh man it’s tough!
if there is one thing I’ve learned, you’ve got to go with it, whatever stage is hitting you. there is no sense in trying to pause it or push yourself to the next stage, that just prolongs it altogether. all we can do is feel it and trust Him at His word:
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
in times like these, it’s even more important to cling to His promises!
getting to step 5: acceptance, can seem so far away, but all the experts say we’ll get there!