Stages of Grief

Sue’s Views

Are you grieving the loss of someone or something? You will no doubt be familiar with some of the stages of grief. At first there is shock and denial ….. ‘This can’t be happening!’ There may be some anger ….. ‘Why did this have to happen?’ Then there is the struggle to find meaning ….. ‘If only I had done this or that’. There may be times when you feel overwhelmed and feel the need to withdraw. ‘It’s just too hard’. All these are perfectly normal responses. Eventually ….. a new day will dawn when you begin to accept what has happened and can begin to see a future. You begin to explore your options and make plans for the way ahead. Isaiah 53:3 tells us that Jesus was ‘a Man of Sorrows and acquainted with grief’. He understands where you are. Talk to Him about it!