Loss of a loved one is very painful. Whatever your beliefs or your faith, the death of a family member or close friend leaves a vast emptiness inside your heart, that can overwhelm you and cause tears to fall without warning, and anger to burst forth without reservation. You don’t want to see anyone – talk to anyone or do anything – because you hurt so much!
There is a beautiful passage in the bible, that can reassure you and, if you ‘hang on to it’, can give you a sense of hope while it creates peace within you, little by little.
Psalm 39:5 – “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”.
So, go ahead, cry and grieve for as long as you need (your ‘night of mourning’) – because you will eventually experience the joy and gradual lifting of the sadness (the morning).
Don’t allow others to pressure you to ‘get over it’ and ‘get on with your life’ – give yourself the time you need to mourn but then, recognize when it comes time to get on with the everyday ‘stuff’ and get on with your life.