Rise From Your Grief

In the past, when I experienced sorrowness, my first impulse is to lie in despair on my bed.  Often times, my sadness will turn into anger.  Blaming usually come into play.  The more I indulged in my sadness, the angrier I got.  Loved ones around me suffered. 

Helen Hunt Jackson said, “You must defy that temptation for you are at the front line of the battle… Faltering even one moment would put God’s interest at risk.  Other lives will be harmed by your hesitation.  You must not linger when you are sad, or even indulge in your grief.”

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One response to “Rise From Your Grief

  1. Kenny Mah

    I think that is a very powerful notion — “defy that temptation” — as with most people, I have a reflexive/reactive tendency to blame or to wallow in self-pity, but then I think about it, and realise this won’t get me anywhere fast but deeper into the hole I’ve dug for myself.

    Sometimes it’s necessary to stand back and reflect. And breathe, don’t forget breathing! (I’m doing that right now, to relieve some tension.)

    P.S. I’ve added your blog to my Bookmarks page, hope that’s fine with you. I do enjoy your daily spiritual musings.

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