We all experience denial as part of the grieving process. Recognizing where we are is the only way we can begin to embrace truth, reality, and God’s healing process in our lives. (Next week) we will talk about walking out of denial and into truth.
Let’s close today with a look at what God has to say about the reality of life.
“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—a time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build up. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. A time to throw stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to shun embracing. A time to search, and a time to give up as lost; a time to keep, and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart, and a time to sew together; a time to be silent, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NASB)
–Melissa Haas, The Journey: Book One