Grief is not an easily describable emotion.

it is a combination of gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, body ripping apart pain. it’s a kind of feeling that you can never understand except you’ve felt it.

In 2002, I lost my cousin and the pain was indescribable. He had been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.He was involved in an auto-crash and suffered some internal bleeding and just like that the candle of his life was snuffed out.  The hours before we got the death news were extremely long. We prayed, we declared the word, we offered the doctors everything and above what they needed. Yet, in the end, we lost him.

That was a black Saturday for my family and me. I kept thinking about the last time I spoke to him, the last time he took me shopping, all the times he had come to visit me at School and all the promises he had made to me. The pain was unbearable, indescribable and unexplainable.

So, believe me when I say I know just how you feel. Those were dark days for my family and I.

Everyone who has ever lost someone will know that regardless of the relationship, the wounds go deeper and hurt is unbearable.

So, i  have put together a few scriptures that helped us through those dark days.

I hope these help you too.

11 Thessalonians 4:13-14    But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him

2.Revelation 21:4  He will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain. The old things have disappeared.

3.Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

4.Psalm73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever

5. Matthew 5:4 God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort!

6.Psalm 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

7. Psalm 34:18  The Lord is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope.

8. 2 Corinthians 5:8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

9.Psalm 56:8  Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

10.John 11:35  Jesus Wept!

its possible you might not share the same religious inclination with me, but I can’t give what I do not have.

I wish there was more I could do to help you feel better, but here’s how i got through.

i sincierly hope this helps you.

If you are comfortable sharing your grief story, please use the comment section.



If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, and you just need to talk and let out all the emotion, contact me on +2348099998430.  Call, text or Whatsapp.

I’m here for you.

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