As there is life and living, there is also death. If you look at life in the context that we are all going to depart this life at some point, it sounds very morbid. But if you look at it from the point of completing what was started, it doesn’t. While we know this, it does not make death any easier when it comes, and this is something you can never prepare for.
Everyone grieves in their own way. There is no right or wrong approach to it. Some will over engage, keeping busy while some will isolate themselves from everything around them. No one has the right to tell others what they should or should not do.
Trust God’s Plan
It’s all well and good when we are in the prime of our lives and waiting to get out of a situation. In those types of circumstances the words, “Trust God’s plan” resonates with us. But in circumstances dealing with death, how are we to trust him? Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 states: For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
You see, there is a time for everything in life. There are reasons and seasons, that we may not understand but if we give all of our burdens over to God, He will see us through the hardest of times.
Time Heals All Wounds
The wound of death leaves one open to all sorts of emotions, but over time, it will heal and leave you better than you were. There is a circle of life that must be completed. While we do not concentrate on those days coming, even dread that they have to, we can shift our focus daily to live the best life that God intended for us.
Live each day as if it’s your last chance to make your mark on those you come in contact with. How will you be remembered? Make sure that when the ends of your circle come to meet, they are complete.
Written By: Joyanne Lawrence
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