Life Hack: Name Your Grief Jesus

By Di Patterson, February 9, 2024

Let me tell you about grief… It doesn’t go away… It just changes over time. You are in an important time of working through this, and not letting your grief rule you.

When Paul died I was so overcome with sadness and loneliness, and it was hard to bear. One day, I named my grief “Jesus”. Every time grief came over me, I would call out and say something close to: “Jesus, I feel you all around me, and I thank you that you’re with me in this hard, sad, cruel time. I love you back!”

Fortunately, I was in an empty house, and no one could hear me call that out. But I would absolutely cry it out loud, and my grief would flee and I would feel God‘s peace. Grief is a horrible master… But you and I know that Jesus came to conquer every single thing against us.

Grief is a form of love: we loved that person, or that pet, or that dream of the future the way we hoped for, and we loved it big time! When we look at grief as a form of love, we can understand it better. Instead, most of us are afraid of grief, because we just don’t want to take the time out to deal with the anger and sadness and loneliness and everything else grief brings.

When we look at grief as a form of love, we can understand it better.

Jesus is God, who was born as a human being, who understands every single human emotion and fallibility. After personally living all those hard lessons, He was still willing, and in fact, did die a horrible death on the cross for all our sins…for each one of us, and each one of our sins…and rose again from the dead 3 days later, to prove that He was God, our God who loves us with true love.

“Name Your Grief Jesus”…And your grief will change and become something closer to love for you!

©Di Patterson, CPG: “No one WANTS to age, but EVERYONE wants to AGE WELL!”

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