My message to you who might be dealing with the death of a loved one is to hold on to hope.
How to move beyond brokenness and find courage and healing. How to discover that you were bruised but not broken! We all have been bruised by life in one way or another. This bruising can be so severe that feel crushed and broken into tiny bits and pieces. In such a state, it’s like your umpty Dumpty who fell off the wall and broken into many pieces. Your situation seems so hopeless and you believe that you will never be whole again. Life bruised you when you lost a loved one. The death of that person hit you like a sledgehammer. You were in an emotional black hole. Maybe you have been there for many years and you don’t think that you can ever climb out. I know what’s it’s like to lose someone so dear to you that you don’t think that you can take another breath without that loved one in your life. The sudden death of my son left me feeling like I no longer belonged on this planet. It was as though I was an alien alone in a world where no one could possibly understand the depth of my bottomless sorrow. I thought that I was broken by life beyond repair. I thought that nothing could put my broken pieces together again. I thought that I would never smile or happy again. I thought that my life was over. But what I discovered was that my life is not over. I discovered my state of brokenness is temporarily and not permanent. I discover that I am being moulded and reshaped by life, into a new image, like clay in the hands of a potter. The new image is still not complete. There is still a pain. There are still tears and sorrow. But I know that when the work is done in me, I will come out of the fire like gold.
You too might have lost a child, a husband, a brother or sister, a parent or a best friend. It feels like you are in an emotional hell and no one understands. My message to you who might be dealing with the death of a loved one is to hold on to hope.
You are terrible bruised and temporary broken, but the pieces of your life will slowly be put back together again stronger than before. The person you lost would want you to continue on your life’s journey and not give up. There is hope because you are bruised but not permanently broken! Keep your faith and your hope alive!