Grieving 2020


It’s okay to grieve 2020.

It’s okay to grieve over friends and loved ones lost; for whatever reason.

It’s okay to grieve because things did not turn out the way you planned.

It’s okay to grieve because you’ve had to adjust to a “new normal”.

It’s okay to grieve for the condition of the world—you’re probably an intercessor.

It’s okay to grieve because you’re alive and others perished.

It’s okay to grieve over all the plans you made for 2020 that have seemingly vanished into smoke.

It’s okay to grieve over the graduation you didn’t get to attend, the wedding you had to postpone, the conference that had to be rescheduled, and the milestone birthday party you couldn’t have.

It’s okay to grieve the first part of 2020 AND still have hope for the rest of 2020. Two contradictory feelings can exist in the same person at the same time. It’s called ambivalence. (“Lord, I believe, but help now my unbelief.”)

#Grief is a natural human emotion of deep sorrow that happens when we lose something or someone that we have affection for. It’s more extensive than loss brought on by death. It is often referred to as “the price you pay for love”. The only cure for grief is to grieve according to Dr. Earl Grollman.

It’s okay to grieve. It doesn’t show a lack of faith. It’s okay to FEEL this. It is perfectly healthy. The opposite is to act as if you’re not human and that you have no feelings and nothing affects you. You don’t have to “be strong” for everyone else.

God is not mad at you for grieving.

~Joshua P. Smith