I Will See the Sun Again

I will see the sun again – this is my story of finding hope and courage to move forward in my grief journey after a life-altering loss.

Here is a sneak peek of my guest post for the Grief Stories hosted by Katy Parker from Journeyofsmiley in which I share a glimpse of my experiences at the beginning of my grief journey.

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My Journey of Grief Begins

In the first days and weeks after the tragic, unmanageable loss of my closest person, I kept telling God I didn’t want to live in a world without my husband, in a world where he was simply no more.

In the moments when I kept quiet, I could hear God saying, “He has not disappeared. He is well, he is with Me. He is healed, whole, and happy. One day, you will see him and reunite with him.”

One day… But how was I supposed to bridge the time till then?

I still had a life to live, maybe years and decades ahead, until I could see my beloved again in Heaven.

“Take it step by step, my child,” I heard the Lord saying. “One day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. You will be okay. I will provide for you.”

Not Alone in My Loss

This was the first helpful tip I received. But God provided not only tips, He sent me people, the right people, when I needed them most.

In the first terrible week when I needed to organize the funeral and all the different things coming to me like an avalanche, my brother-in-law took care of all practical and financial issues.

We could grieve together and give each other the comfort of the human embrace and touch.

I Will See the Sun Again

I didn’t want this new life; I didn’t sign up for it and struggled to accept it.

The grief journey was so unpredictable and heavy.

Even so, it was a journey heading in the only right direction–forward. I was moving and learning along the way.

Read the rest of the post at katyparkersubstack.com to learn how hope joined my grief.

How Our Pain Can Become the Birthplace of Blessings

Do you know that when we choose to trust God and draw near to Him in our pain and suffering, our pain can become the birthplace of blessings, purpose, new growth, and transformation?

You can read more on this topic in my new book “Draw Near: How Painful Experiences Become the Birthplace of Blessings.”

Let me take you on a journey through 13 painful experiences, showing losses and the precious blessings in each of them.

When we draw near to God in our pain and suffering, it can become the birthplace of blessings, purpose, new growth, and transformation. #drawnearbook #grief #losses #blessings Share on X
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More Encouragement for You

If you need more resources, encouragement, and comfort when you go through pain, grief, and despair, I can highly recommend these books. Check them out.

Trusting God in All the Things: 90 Devotions for Finding Peace in Your Every Day by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk

Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life by Denise Dubois Pass and Michelle Nietert

Life Can Be Good Again by Lisa Appelo

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lisa Terkeurst

Hope When Life Unravels: Finding God When It Hurts by Adam Dooley

Restoration Year – a 365 Days Devotional by John Eldredge

All Things New by John Eldredge

Hope for the Hard Days by Sarah Geringer

Lean into Grace by Stacey Pardoe

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Your Turn

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6 Replies to “I Will See the Sun Again”

  1. This post, ‘I Will See the Sun Again,’ is so uplifting and beautifully written. It provided such hope and encouragement during challenging times. Thank you for reminding us that brighter days are ahead and for sharing such a heartfelt message.

    1. Thanks a lot, Catherine! I am happy that the post resonated with you and brought encouragement. Blessings to you!

    1. So true, Hari! This is what I experienced and I hope sharing my grief journey will bring comfort to others, too.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for an inspirational message through your grief. I love your phrase ‘he sent me people’.

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