Scripture: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 In a moment of transparency, obedience to Christ, and an opportunity to encourage others, I recently shared the following on social media: “This morning I got up and I just wanted my daddy. I prayed and reminded God of His promises. I prepared for work with a broken heart. It seemed like the wave of grief kept tugging at me. I replayed memories of the good times in my head on the drive to work. The tears began to fall... I read a text message from a prayer partner, "Keep Pushing Baby Girl". (My daddy always called me Baby Girl). God is just that intentional!!! I've been grieving all day... And it's okay. I wanted to share because there are so many people that think that grieving is a weakness. In fact, if you don't unpack that thing, you'll exceed emotional capacity of what you can handle. Give it to God and unpack! Crying doesn't make you weak. Grieving doesn't make you a failure. Grief is that love you want to share... Like my heart is filled with love that I want to give to my daddy. It just comes out in tears. I just want my daddy!!! One day, you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else's survival guide. There is Purpose in Your Pain... Your tears will be your testimony! You will get through this. One day at a time! I love you and I'm praying for you. Grieve! I'm so grateful that James Taylor, Jr was chosen to be my daddy.” The social media post was shared to encourage others, including you and I, that it is okay to grieve. Oftentimes, people assume that grief is a temporary thing or a person has to be deceased. But grief does not have a time limit, policy, procedures, or instructions. Also, many people grieve those who are still alive. It is okay to grieve. Prayer: I pray that the person reading this, finds strength in knowing that it is okay to grieve. Your tears will be your testimony. Your story will be a survival guide for someone else. God, please comfort those who grieve and bless those who mourn. In Jesus Name.
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