The Way

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung over at our Five Minute Friday website. Today’s word prompt is “way.” We would love to have you join us. 

Numb= “unable to think, feel, or react normally because of something that shocks or upsets you : indifferent.” Ive been numb with grief this year. Too many friends lost way too soon.

I’m not sure I can go down this road again anytime soon. The way of grief is hard. It can lead you down a straight path but then all of a sudden it curves or an obstacle pops right in front of you. The way of grief is necessary though. It gives us space to remembe and grieve.

But the way of grief and death often are so hard. It comes way too quickly. And the way often leads to numbness. We cant believe we are burying another friend. We can’t see the hope in the midst of death. Its a way that we desperately want God to lead us too.

Death is a part of life but so often we don’t want to experience it. We would so much rather have our friends and loved ones here with us. But death is a part of life. God so loved the world God sent God’s one and only son for us. It’s a reminder that life not death has the final world. For it is in Jesus we are reminded that he is the way, the truth and the life; the only way that leads to eternal life.

10 thoughts on “The Way

  1. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing… I, too, am experiencing the way of grief, although in response to a job transition. Still, it’s real and it’s hard. Blessings on your journey.

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I heard it said recently that “grief is the price we pay for love.” It’s so true. In order to experience the abundant joy of love we must also grieve those we love. God himself was not exempt from this either. I know that doesn’t make it any easier, but I just wanted to remind you that because you are grieving means that you have also had the joy of love in your life and those memories are a gift from God. Cherish them always! Visiting from FMF 🙂

  3. This has been an incredibly difficult year for you my friend. It seems that one wave of grief is just being felt when another one comes along. I pray that you continue to cling to Him. I am so glad that you have him to hold to. You are loved my dear

  4. Tara, I’m so sorry to hear about all the loss and grief you’ve been experiencing. It’s such a hard way to walk, especially when losses all come together. Just said a prayer for you… praying you’ll feel love and comfort as you continue to move through this. Much love and peace to you. <3

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