Be Of Good Cheer
The holidays can be one of the most enjoyable times of the year, but for some it can be tough. During this season many people have lost a loved one and there are a few others taking care of the sick. Taking care of someone or losing them isn’t something you can fully prepare to do. But I believe we can try to find some light and good in the moments we share with our love ones. Every chance should be like a breath of fresh air.
God want us to be of good cheer even when faced with difficulties. It’s during those adversities we find strength, purpose and love. In James 5:16 it tells us “The prayers of the righteous availeth much!” I can testify that is true. Many years ago, I faced tragedy as two of my beloved died. I was much younger than I am today and I just formed a relationship with God. Although, I’m in a better place now, it taken me 4 years to grieve and let go of my pain.
So, here are a few suggestions that may help you:
- Reflect on your most fondest memories
- Pray every day for strength and endurance
- Make time to spend with your love ones while they’re living
- If you have deceased love ones, only visit their grave site when it’s necessary. (That will help you in your grieving and healing process.)
- Speak peace, love and life; not confusion, bitterness and death
- Be open to receiving help
Don’t waste your time feeling sorry for yourself when you have time to make things right. Death is by far something I’m not okay with, but it’s easier to handle when you know you’ve done everything possible to care and love on your family and friends. I pray some of the suggestions will help you be of good cheer. They’ve helped me in my darkest hour, as isolating yourself will not always solve internal pain. Each day we’re given another chance to build memories and celebrate life. After all, His strength is made perfect in our time of weakness!
Living To Be The Best You,