The past week has been incredibly difficult. Death. Someone I admire leaving. Someone I love being thrown into a difficult situation. And more.
I've learned that grief comes in many forms, and people deal with it in many different ways. Or maybe there are a bunch of stages, and we're all in different ones? I don't know, but I do know one thing, and its the ONLY thing that is certain -- God. God is the only sure thing in this world.
My trust has been ripped from me on more than one occasion recently, and it is hard to cope with. How do you feel when you find out that everything has been a facade? How do you react? How do you cope?
I personally move from shock to rage to sorrow to pain to disbelief to acceptance to peace, and a myriad of other emotions in between. Its like a moving scale. Some of these feelings are huge, some are minute, and it can go back and forth a number of times until finally, it settles on peace. (Note: I'm still waiting for it to settle on peace.)
Anyway... I turn to the Word of God. Remember? The only SURE and TRUE thing?
"For the Lord will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea." Psalm 102:16-17