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To all who have ever felt the effects of loss knows that the weight of grief is enormous. Whether it is a losing a child, a relationship breakup, financial loss, or the termination of a job … any kind of loss is a life-changing event. The Psalmist David says in Psalms 42:3 – “My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

Grief takes everything you once enjoyed away from you in a blink of an eye. Instantly your tears replace the three meals and the much-anticipated dessert spread before you. You begin to question God amidst all that is happening. Pain turns up at your doors unannounced and often overstays its visit.

It takes time to grieve as any kind of loss can be difficult to cope with.

One of my learning curves dealing with grief left a razor-sharp pain in my heart. My world abruptly stopped and made an echoing taunting sound of all the scriptures that I once held close to my heart. I refused to be comforted NOT by choice BUT because I struggle to accept that my life was now into an unfamiliar stage and it was scary.

I sank into a season of grief for a period of five months until one morning I sat up on my bed and told God that I wanted Him to put an end to my weeping before the weeping put an end to me. I was ready to move on. I had reached the end of my season of grief and was ready to let it go.

News Alert: Sometimes grieving can go beyond the season like an unmanned ship on the ocean.

If you have been inspired by my writing thank God for moving me on from my season of grief. My courage became my crown and every day I aim to wear it as true royalty. My gift is my reward for going beyond the season of grief and being obedient when God told me it was time to move on with my life.

Ecclesiastes reminds us there is a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

ATTENTION: There is also a time that Satan knows that if he can prolong your season of grief, he can keep you from moving into your next season that stretches you to something bigger and better.

Tears and thoughts rob you of much needed strength to move on. Be aware of your thoughts. Watch those tears. It takes courage to go from the most vulnerable season of your life to your most powerful season. In seasons of distress and grief we find comfort in knowing God sees and He cares.

He turns your loss into your boss. The loss will always be a part of who you are but there will be a new director influencing your next moves. Do not allow Satan to prolong your season of grief. There is a new director in your life His Name is JESUS.

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