Here at Grief Care Fellowship, we think that the most important thing for a grieving person to know is this:
It will get better.
In time, the pain will start to fade, and you will feel like you can get back to living again. Whether it’s the pain of daily activities, or you are struggling with the hurt of holiday grief, healing will happen.
It will get better
The more time you spend with God, and the more time you spend working through your grief, the more peace you will feel in your heart. It is important to remember that you are not alone in this. There are people to support you, and God is there with open arms. Confiding in Him and the community that He has provided you will make the process easier to bare.
You will heal, you will make it through this, you will live life again. Things will not be exactly as they were before your loss, nor will you be the exact same person again, but you will make it through and learn how to live with the changes you face.
The pain will subside
Right now, it may be unimaginable to not feel the pain of your loss. It may be hard to perform daily tasks, get out of the house or visit family. You may be experiencing the pain of holiday grief and cannot see light at the end of the tunnel. However, with time, this pain will subside. It will become less severe and less frequent. You will not always be in the pit that you feel stuck in during grief.
Finding hope during grief
Your grieving process may take a while. In fact, it might seem never-ending. So, how do you feel joy in the midst of healing? Here are some things you can do to find hope during grief:
Spend time with friends and family. Surrounding yourself with people who you trust can help relieve feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and sadness.
Do things that you enjoy. We understand that you may feel like you can’t enjoy yourself soon after the loss of your loved one. You might feel like doing things and attending events that make you happy is inappropriate and disrespectful. However, we encourage you to do things that bring you joy. Go out with friends or see a movie. It’s okay to allow yourself to laugh and have fun.
Spend time with God. Prayer, attending church, and spending personal time in the Word is important for anyone who has a relationship with Christ, but it is especially important when you are grieving. Find comfort in His presence and remember that you are His child who He cares for and loves deeply.
We are here to help you. We have many resources available that can assist you through your grieving process. No matter who you are or what your situation may be, we want to help you find hope during grief.