Offering Hope and Encouragement in the Midst of Sorrow

         EMOTIONS UNLEASHED

Are there days when you feel like all you've done is cry? Crying is a normal and healthy part of the grieving process, necessary for growth and healing.

 

                                      MELTDOWN!
                                               

 Webster’s definition:

Meltdown (melt’down) the accidental melting of uranium pellets and/or the rods that contain them, with the risk of releasing immense amounts of radiation .

 FOYCWW’s definition:

Meltdown (melllltdooowwnnn)
a sudden and unplanned breakage of the shell placed around a broken heart, with benefits of releasing immense amounts of pain and grief; pertaining to when grief no longer has words. 


 
 Meltdowns! Most of us have had them at one time or another. They come at the most unpredictable times causing an avalanche of emotions that consumes every ounce of our being. At the time meltdowns happen they may appear to have little to do with the death of our spouse, but inside our broken hearts hides a plethora of grief that awaits a trigger that will temporarily render us incapable of seeing the rainbow waiting to emerge after our flood of tears.

     

             Tears are never wasted.  Through them we draw closer

                             to our God who now holds in His arms

                                             the ones we love.



             
God knows we will cry, but he wants us to know that tears are only    borrowed. One day He will take them all away. 
 
                    
 

 

Psalm 119:143-145 reminds us that “Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights. The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding, and I shall live. I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O Lord: I will keep thy statutes.”


Meltdowns are evidence of our humanity. We are frail and must take hold of the Lord and delight in his commandments. When we can no longer find words to cry out to our Father, He will hear our tears.