“There’s a grief that can’t be spoken…”

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“There’s a grief that can’t be spoken,
There’s a pain goes on and on,
Empty chairs and empty tables,
Now, my friends will be no more”
(lyrics from Empty Chairs” from Les Miserable)
Sometimes the pains of losing a loved one can be as real as the touching of broken glass- it hurts so much. There can be such a depth of sorrow that it leaves you immobile.
Friends, I know that some of my readers have recently lost a loved one—maybe you have as well. I understand how hard it can be and my heart goes out to you.
Thank God for this special person in your life that God allowed in your life to impact you so profoundly.
I came across this recent excerpt from a man named Levi Lusko, who a few years ago had lost his 5 year-old daughter. He tells of his experiences in a very moving book called, “Through the Eyes of a Lion”, which I would whole-heartedly encourage you to read. Here is an excerpt from it, which I pray brings you hope and perspective:
“If you have just experienced an unexpected hardship- a relationship breaking up, a friend betraying you, (a death of a loved one- I added this) or having to uproot and move across the country…again – the sadness can seem insurmountable in the beginning. It will get better. Maybe today, while the wounds are fresh, the pain hurts so much you can hardly believe you will come to a place where the suffering is under control I understand. But keep moving. You mustn’t be overwhelmed by the immensity of the journey. Focus on your next step and then the next. You are going to make it.”

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