Life After Loss

“The Lord is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 34:18

“Therefore, let us then approach God’s throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.”

Hebrews 4:16

Life After Loss

Life after loss is not the same.
There are so many changes, yet some things remain.

Transitions are difficult when we lose a loved one.
Nothing could replace the one who has gone.

When sorrow and confusion surround,
Surely the Lord’s help will be found.

Our lives will go on with rest and reflection,

Our lives will continue with prayer and direction.
Sometimes we’ll smile, sometimes we’ll cry.

Sometimes we’ll question, “Why did this happen? Why???”
“Did this have to be?”
What would life be like if you were still with me?”

The singing, the joy, the fun times we shared.
Now I am left in this pit of despair.
Try as I might, alone, I can’t get through.
So I rely on God, and the love I’ve shared with you.

We’ll be together in heaven when my time is here.
Until then, I’ll press on, with thoughts of you near.

PRAYER: Dear Lord,
Please help us to use this day to be a blessing, Lord, we pray. Thank You for leading and guiding, and lovingly walking beside us through all of our trauma and pain. When we are struggling and lost in despair, You, Lord, are always there. Thank You for friends and family who come and share our grief, providing hugs and encouraging words.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Journal: Take some time to share your loss with the Lord. You may share some special memories or what you miss most about your loved one. You could also thank God for His continued help through this time.

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