Thursday, March 14, 2024

Releasing My Grief

Psalm 62:8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah

There was a time in my life that I did not allow others to see my grief because I was afraid. Most of my life I didn't even allow myself to see and feel my own grief. I didn't like feeling weak and vulnerable but instead more in control of my own emotions. 

Life has taught me that it is healthier for me to release my grief. Crying out to God that I am hurting like David does in the book of Psalms. Dealing with my grief is better than rehearsing it over and over in my head or stuffing it. Feelings that are pushed down will only fester up in time.

Frozen anger and resentment will manifest in other forms. I have learned to be honest in my words with others and with myself. Unfortunately, I have hurt feelings in the honesty of my emotions and for that I am truly sorry. I do not want to cause anyone any pain because life has enough difficulties. I am trusting God to protect me and my relationships because He has the power to overcome any of my mistakes. I can't always trust others to say or do what is right. I certainly cannot trust myself to always say or do what is right but I can trust GOD!

He calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.
Psalm 107:29

This picture was taken of a wall that I decorated for my granddaughter September 2013. I wrote on the picture the words from the song Love Lifted Me talking about God's love.