I know grief.

I have stumbled through it.

When those feelings bubble back up to the surface from time to time (this weekend it was triggered by hearing the song “Wasted” by Carrie Underwood on the radio), I just let them come, wash over me and through me until they are gone.

Sometimes your heart just needs a “refresh” in the form of a good cry.

Some of you might be dealing with grief right now, or know someone else who is.

Here is something that can help –

Ask yourself, or them:

“If God had come to you before they (the person that was lost) came into your life,

and said you would only get to have that person in your life for that specific amount of time…

…would you have still wanted them in your life,

even for just that short while?

Or would you have chosen to have never met them at all?”

It doesn’t matter if the time frame was 2 years or 20 years.  The question is still valid.

The answer might give some peace….

I know it did for me.