The Other Side of Loss

Believe it or not, there is life on the other side of loss, and it IS waiting for you. I know that right now that belief may be beyond your comprehension; your world has become one of pain, suffering, and a hopeless fog. I get it. I want to encourage you to stay the course; to process the pain, and to fight your way through your grief because your future is waiting for you.

What does the other side beyond the intense pain of grief look like? It is you. It is you in your future, but feeling very different that you do today. You have or feel:

  1. Peace in your mind
  2. Rest for your soul
  3. Trust in the future
  4. Deliverance
  5. Refuge

It is living in gratitude. It is returning to you, but not the you before loss; the new version of you. It is knowing in your soul that you fought the hardest battle of your life and you survived. You can do anything. You became your own calm in the storm. You became your own refuge. You understand, perhaps for the first time in a long time, that God, the Divine, and/or mankind exists to love you, not punish you, and that God wept with you and wants to use you as a redemption story, if you will let him.

When all is said and done, you will encounter yourself as a new creature; one born of pain and loss, but one who lives and rests in the place of knowing and acceptance that for the rest of your life you will be able handle anything.

Julie Martella

That is a powerful place to be. It’s a powerful way to move through the world. You believe to your bones, “I am here and I can handle anything.”

Blessing my friends, and continue the hard work of grief.


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