Grief. A very needed response to trauma, loss, and destruction. Not to be rushed. Not to be belittled. Not having to suck it up because life goes one. We need to allow our souls to process the death that has touched our lives. Giving space and time so that we can breathe out and start again.
However, if allowed to stay for too long, grief turns into poison. God promises that He will turn your mourning into dancing, and when you choose grief over God's promise, then you give the enemy access to your soul. Out of God's timing, the enemy will start to tell you that you are a victim in this life; that God isn't good; and that there is no hope for your future.
Now there is no formula for how long is the right amount of time to mourn - 3 minutes, 10 months, 3 years? But today I'm presenting you with the opportunity to release the grief of past traumas and losses, to pick up the promise of hope and beauty and life.
If that's you and you want to share your choice so that we can stand in agreement with you today, then write a comment below and we will praise God for your choice and God's grace and mercy over your life.