I ran into a classmate on today who is experiencing the grief of a loved one buried on yesterday. Though she smiled I could see the sorrow in the shadows under her eyes. We embraced and she asked me "How was your Thanksgiving?". "Uh....it was okay" I replied knowing that the holiday that passed had some family challenge I had to overcome. I reciprocated by asking the same. Her reply was that she had buried a cousin and how difficult that can be for the family. However, her face brightened suddenly when she exclaimed, "But God is good". I affirmed that indeed God is good knowing within that no matter how bad I feel inside, God is still good as some church folk say "all the time". Amen.
So it is...the holidays are upon us and all around us there is celebration, gift shopping, gift wrapping, Christmas luncheons and...our grief, our sadness, our loss to handle. What poignancy there is to celebrate while still crying...laughing and still weeping....burdened with whom to buy for this year and "how I am I going to get through this pain without a total meltdown".
God can help you as He is helping me and as He is helping my friend today. Jesus Christ is the only One who can heal your soul from the pain of sorrow. Reach out to Him and ask Him to calm your fears. Cry your prayers to the God the Father who is so good of a Father that He never tires of your tears or your coming back to Him (even with the same problem). God is helping me today. Won't you let Him help you?
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