Storms will come
We often think that grief is only present when we have gone through the death of someone we knew or loved. But in reality, grief is present to some degree in everyday life. We all have losses: from lost jobs, divorce, a major illness, disasters like hurricanes, and fires, these can all cause us to experience a form of grief. So the important question is how do we deal with these often unexpected difficulties.
Like all things in life, our attitude will determine our response to a situation. If we recognize that grief is not a sign of weakness we are at the beginning of dealing with the issue. A time of loss or grief is not an exception in normal life, times of calm are the exceptions in our life. We can't avoid times of loss so perhaps we should try to prepare ourselves so when they come we know where to turn for help.
Building a foundation that will withstand the storms of life is important. Knowing where to find help in times of trouble is important. I like to go to a wise person for advice and this is no exception, when I look at what Soloman, the wisest man in the world, who says in 3:7 " Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not in your own understanding, In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths". Trust is a conscious decision we make, so if we have decided to trust God when the losses come we know where to turn for strength to make it another day. When the winds of life buffet you and seem like they are going to blow you away, remember the eagles who fly above the storm. Let the winds carry you through the loss not destroy you.
"Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint."
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