Good grief

Think a minute…You may have heard the expression, “Good Grief.”  It actually seems a bit strange, doesn’t it? Grief usually comes with death and terrible sadness, especially when death takes away the people we love the most.  

But the thing that probably makes death and grief the worst is regrets. Regrets that you didn’t say the things you should have to the people you love. 

Regrets that you didn’t ask their forgiveness and make things right with them. 

And now, you can never tell them how much you love them because they’re gone forever. 

Maybe you regret you didn’t spend more time with your children, your wife or husband, or your parents. 

Once your loved one dies they’re gone, and so is your chance to make things right with them. Our regrets sometimes follow and haunt us for the rest of our lives.

But did you know there is such a thing as good grief? 

We cannot prevent our family members from dying, but we can prevent ourselves from living with painful regrets after they’re gone. 

We can keep ourselves from experiencing terrible guilt, if we will simply choose today to start loving them like we know we should. 

We can begin right now to change. We can choose to forgive those who’ve hurt us, or ask them to forgive us for hurting and wronging them. We can start changing to become the husband or wife we know we should be, as well as the father or mother our children need us to be.

You and I can have peace of mind, not only that we’re ready to say goodbye to our loved ones who die, but we ourselves are also ready to face our Maker when we die. 

If we simply start to live Jesus’ way every day, we can enjoy God’s kind of real, lasting peace. If you want to be free from painful regrets and guilt, both now and after you die, just ask Jesus. He’s the Lord of life and death Who will forgive you and take full charge of our life.  

Jesus is the only One Who can help you change so you can experience good grief on the day you say goodbye to those you love.  

Just Think a Minute…

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