“Yes, if a man lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many....” - Ecclesiastes11:8. Days of difficulty and sorrow are common to all. There is no guarantee for a long life, let alone a life of ease. But man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward, Job 5:7 Man who is born of a woman, is short lived and full of turmoil, Job 14:1. But his flesh (body) shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn, Job 14:22. For all his days are sorrows, Ecclesiastes 2:23. In the world you shall have tribulation, John 16:33. Yes, all that live godly shall suffer persecution, 2 Timothy 3:12.
When death has come and taken our loved ones, it leaves our home so lonely and drear; then do we wonder why it should be thus all the day long, why our loved one had to die, why their death hurts so much, why the pain of their loss seems on some days worse than the one previous? Toils of the road that is life seem as nothing when we are young, We think that we will never die and that heartache will never come. Yet, when it comes we can endure if we stick together, supporting each other as a group with the common experience that is loss that brings sorrow. The blessing and the need with each of us to have support from others is crucial. This can be realized through family, friends, and even strangers by way of support group that gathers together to console and commiserate each other. Support is a powerful tool that is under utilized by the majority that are mourning. We come together for each other when natural disasters wreck havoc in our lives and support each other; we can and should when loss wrecks havoc also.
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