Grief, like a blanket, envelopes the room. I lay awake in bed thinking about the relative that took his own life and wonder, “Why?” I think about his pain but mostly about the pain of those left behind: his sisters, his cousins, his niece and nephews. I hang on to hope. The hope that comes from the Lord knowing that He is with all of us at this time. I thank God for the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Comforter, who comforts us in our distress.

I am forever grateful that the Lord knows our pain and can heal even the most broken heart. How could we ever hope to survive without Him?

Image by Karen Nadine. Courtesy of Pixabay.

26 thoughts on “Grief

  1. Suicide is a sin yet when a young lady at our church took her own life, the priest held the funeral mass and officiated at the burial. His words were a healing balm for all of us who were drowning in grief. He said that there is no mistake, no sin that cannot be forgiven. Because God is more loving than we are and more forgiving than we can ever imagine…

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  2. Valerie, so sorry to hear this. May the Lord be with all of you through this. He is with your family and I pray that he comfort, heals and restores through this difficult time.

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  3. I am so sorry Val. We had this happen this week to one of our friends as well. Our prayer commitment was to pray for souls who had committed suicide and those affected by their deaths. We are united in prayer!

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