Grief journeys mirror the Christian Easter story of suffering, death and resurrection. It is through grief work that the bereaved suffer the loss of a loved one, die to the old way of life with that lo deceased loved one and rise to a newness.
Just as it is only due to the promise of an Easter Sunday that Christians endure a Good Friday, it is only through the knowledge that grief work will lead to a new beginning that those in grief endure the hard work of feeling their emotions and expressing our loss.
In the midst of grief it is often difficult to see that one can eventually have a “resurrection” or a “new life”. But it can and will happen. Promise.
I am not insinuating that you will “get over” the death of your loved one but you will be able to live a new life once again in spite of your devastating loss.
Just as the Bible recounts the Easter story of suffering, death and resurrection, the bereaved need to tell their story of suffering and death and they too will resurrect into a new life. Promise.