“Weeping may endure through the night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b, NLT
Greif ends, your love does not.
We have already talked about grief is a season and having an end. Weeping and deep sorrow lasts for a season then joy comes to replace it, but what happens with the void caused by your loss?
Your Love for Who You Lost Will Not End
If your lost a loved one, you will never EVER forget them. You will always love them and they will forever own a part of your heart–and that’s okay!
Ignore the commentary that asks “You aren’t over that yet?” You will get through the dark season of grief–but getting over it implies you put it behind you with no further thought or consequence.
Part of your heart will miss them for the rest of your life. Missing is not the same as actively grieving. You will be reminded of your loss, and sorrow will prick at your heart, but the frigid winter of grief will not last forever. Take hope in this!
It happens slowly, like the first flower peeking through the winter snow. At first you will wonder how in the world something so beautiful could enter a season so harsh.
When that time comes, it is the birthing of a new season in your life. It is up to you to recognize and embrace the beauty among the hard.
Dear God, I thank You for the promise that one day my weeping will end and will be replaced with joy. I look forward to that day, but also submit to the season of grief and the many ways it will refine me. I thank You for allowing me to love someone with a love that defies time, space, and death. I have hope knowing that I can love them forever, and its okay. Give me wisdom and help me show grace when I encounter people who think I should “get over” my loss. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
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Karen Sebastian says
Tammy, this has been so true as I have spent the last few months clearing out the house my first husband and I shared for so many years. I realized that letting go of a place does not mean letting go of memories. It is now being refurbished and the Lord provided a wonderful young couple who will rent it next month. I am grateful for your series. It is a blessing.
This series applies so well to my grief over my grandmother. She’s been gone eight years, and I still forget I can’t call her to tell her something. Thank you for your reminder that our love is still very present.
SUSAN SHIPE says
We’ve walked through a lot of grieving but we have never stopped loving. xo
So so true!
Rebekah DeVall says
Beautiful, and oh so true.
Thank you. I’m glad it is resonating.
Tammy McDonald says