Sunday, 22 August 2021

Give Time for Healing (2/2):

Cry it Out.
Give time for grief to lose its force. Let it be softened by time so it can endure the remedies. Yes, life needs to go on, but you don't want to be too much in a hurry. "Don't tell someone to get over it. Help them get through it." (Sue Fitzmaurice) Religious people out of their ignorance try to talk away grieving in several different ways. They try to explain the unexplainable. Like the popular God needs an angel in heaven. 

Really? Unknown to them, in their stupidity, they paint God as wicked. People grieving don't need needless fake explanations. They just need presence. They need to know they are being seen, they are not alone. May God continue to deliver us from the chains of religion. "The glory of the Christian life is that we have a hope that overwhelms grief. It doesn't eradicate it. It overwhelms it." (Tim Keller) 

If you don't settle records with your past, it will forever haunt you, especially when you least expect it and at the most opportune moment. David and his men cried till they could cry no more. They got to the end of their grief. Only then could they be touched and handled by the solutions.

St. Akin de Hungry.

© 2015 Akin Akinbodunse.


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To Grief is to Heal (1/2)

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