Obviously, this is no longer accepted practice; mourners are encouraged to quickly move on, turn the corner, get back to work, think of the positive, be grateful for what is left, have another baby, and other unkind, unfeeling, obtuse and downright cruel comments. But too often we end up a 21st century Bildad, Eliphaz or Zophar — we fill the uncomfortable silence with words that wound rather than heal.
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It will take longer than you think is reasonable, rational or even right. Had experience with grief and faith? Let us know, leave a comment! To make sure you never miss a post, subscribe to get our posts right to your inbox. But, despite the faith that was instilled in me from an early age, I find myself not doubting as if having less of belief, but believing in more…like God is love is a spirit is in so many things and places…in anyone, anything, and anywhere there is the unifying lifeforce, energy, spirit…. I hate being judged by others who may see me as having less faith.
What if, by believing both in the miracle of Jesus, AND believing in something beyond Jesus, I have not less faith, but more faith? I lost my world my wife of 38 years only 5 months after retirement! But something had other plans and she was diagnosed stage 4 lung to brain cancer and in only 2 months after diagnosis she was gone! How the hell am I supposed to be with God after this? I have left him and the church.
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I tried for weeks after she died going to church. It was pointless- I was as alone as I am in our house we bought for retirement. I trudge through it and every day in agony. Its been 9 months and all I grieve is my loss and my desire to join her. I dont know what I think anymore. But for my wife a devout God loving Catholic a true angel in her life-nothing but good all her 62 years to have been taken from this world? Now I sit alone in misery-she was my life. What God? If you took her and all I was asking through her illness was simply take me too-why not?
Why leave me here to grieve what I have lost? The worst is to not die first because it leaves you with untold years of agony.
My Dad died young at My Mom lived to Dont tell me this is my fate! No matter how it feels to you, someone asking when you are coming back, or moving on while you are grieving, is not necessarily wanting to hurt you, or thinking only of themselves. They may not know what else to say. They may be wanting to distract you with work or whatever. Several people were killed. Many others were injured.
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No one is suggesting or has suggested that the people and things and animals lost or injured during that time should be forgotten. There are permanent displays honoring them and those that helped for the months and years afterwards.
You can get stuck in grief. I have always battled with God on this bc how can he love me when I am in such pain? I am sick of hearing that. I have had a series of bad relationships filled with abuse- some of it even being my parents ignoring it all- and my sister dying just seems like another kick. I know my sister is in heaven, out of pain, etc etc but where is God in the aftermath? I cannot move on bc I am traumatized. I need some explaining, answers, sense! Verses are not enough to calm me down, take my pain away.
I want to but it feels like a mock, a lie.
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My dad actually told me it was a sin to still be grieving before a year had even come!!!! But- So- I am sinful, I am wrong? A complete lack of understanding and open, honest communication. If he is there already- good, but I am not. It is not right for him to dictate how the rest of the family grieves. This hurts as much as my sister forever being gone does.
Its always on his terms and any differences are wrong. Sinful is a strong word. I feel he meant it strongly, to put me down to stop me, and it did, but it didnt stop my thoughts… It does damage. I feel overwhelmed with sadness and this just adds to it. On Monday, February 25, my sister was violently hit by a 24 year old little girl making a left turn while my sister had the light, was in the crosswalk, with the right of way. I am struggling with grief and sorrow over things I never had…. Grief over my only sibling, a sister who has never wanted anything to do with me, even though I craved a relationship.
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I married someone emotionally absent that led us through a chaotic lifestyle with job changes, moves, financial stress and hardships. The stress and pressure continued throughout the years. I have grief over the time and joy that was robbed from me. I just long for peace and rest, and for what is coming after this life.
To me it seems that this world is all about death. If you think about nothing can live without something else has to die to sustain it. What kind of God could have created such a place. With so much in my heart i am here to express myself on how Dr. Myself and my husband were having some misunderstanding and it was tearing our marriage apart to the extend my husband was seeking for a divorce.
So i have no option than to go to the internet to seek for solution to my problem it was there i came across Dr. I contact Dr. Now myself and my husband live together in peace and harmony all thanks to Dr. I so needed to read this to understand my conflicting emotions. My mother passed away 3 weeks ago, and I sensed that the pastor was admonishing me for lack of faith when I exhibited grief at her funeral.
I have been questioning my lack of faith since. My mother was so faithful to her God, and knew absolutely where she was going. Makes me feel as though I have betrayed her memory. My ex husband passed away at 47 of a heart attack a few months ago.
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