You Grieve, Girl.

It’s been one year since my sweet momma went to heaven.

One year doesn’t seem real.

Grief is real. It’s raw and hard and neverending. But it’s ok to grieve.

If I’ve learned one thing this year it’s this – people shy away from grief. I get it. I did the same thing. However, this year has taught me that:

It’s ok to cry.

It’s ok to miss them.

It’s ok to talk about them.

It’s ok to talk about them a lot.

It’s ok.

You grieve, girl.

But make sure your grief is healthy.

Don’t turn to the bottle. Turn to God.

Don’t turn to food. Turn to God.

Don’t turn to pills, or anger, or bitterness. Turn to God.

Allow this grief to grow you.

To help you to love deeper.

To help others.

To be empathetic and sympathetic.

So you go on and grieve girl – just make sure you grieve with God.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Eternal Life

💛 Guest post by Mrs. Christle Jenkins

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saint.” Psalm 116:15

When we lose a loved one, we experience grief, sorrow, and pain. It is tough. It is gut wrenching! But what if we could view our loss through God’s eyes?

Death, to God, is not a tragedy when it is one of His children. It is life – eternal life. The moment we take our very first breath in eternity excites our Lord. He rejoices! To Him, it is His child returning home. My Sunday School teacher once said that it is like a parent who has been anxiously waiting for their child to return home from a long trip. When that child is finally home the parent rejoices. Their child is safe at home where they belong.

We are the Lord’s children. He desires for us to be home with Him in Heaven. He rejoices when we are safe in His loving arms. So, when we view the death of a faith believing loved one the way God does we will surely experience the peace that surpasses all understanding.

This is His promise that comes to us through our faith in Him. It does not mean we do not grieve our loss, but with His peace we will not let it overtake us. We can rejoice and be assured that they are with the Father, safe in His loving arms, forever healed, forever whole, and forever happy!

As children of God we know that one day we will step into eternity, free from our sorrow, pain, and grief. Most of our lives will be touched by a loss, but to God His child is home. Knowing that we can find peace.

“He will redeem their life from oppression and violence and precious shall be their blood in His sight.” Psalm 72:14