Nobody told us about the potential for heartache when we “decided” to become parents, did they? I mean, when our babies were little, or even still expected, we talked about how much joy they would bring us. I guess it would be morbid to get real about the possibility that we might outlive any of our own kids
And now I am “Grandpa.”
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Romans 8:15
I tell you, it would be easy to let fear take hold of me. In fact, I sometimes struggle with fear. Maybe you do too. It’s ok. We’re not crazy. Crazy is when you ignore your loss and go on pretending that it never happened.
Dang. I just repeat myself, don’t I? I mean didn’t I write a post about death a couple of months ago? But, I have been to a few funerals since.
Here’s the deal. You’re not alone in your grief. Don’t let others minimize your pain with some spiritual phrase, or even scripture. Yes I know it’s God’s Word. Take a moment. Pause. Breathe. Now carry on.
As I take my own advise and exhale, I remember all the blessings that overflow in my life. If I start listing all my blessings, you’d think I was bragging. Maybe you’d think I was lying too!
I hope you feel better. I feel better. I feel like hugging my wife, my kids, my grandson.
Love never ends. 1 Cor. 13:8 ESV
PS. I put this out there for someone who is hurting, maybe grieving. If that’s you, I invite you to connect with us here at Canvas, whether online or in person. We want to share the Love of Christ with you.