Journaling the Journey

Here we are,Writing the day after Christmas, and I almost wish we could have a little bit more time to savor the glow.   It may have been the first year, the second, the third, or many years since your loss, but we’re all somewhere on that path of recovery.   For us, it’s been three years since a divorce that split our family apart and changed the direction of our lives.  For a dear friend of mine, it was just a few weeks from losing her husband in an unexpected accident.   The strength of the glow of Christmas in our hearts may speak directly to where we’re at in working through our loss and grief, where we are on the path moving forward.   There’s no right or wrong, just a constantly changing perspective.     What ways did you find to soothe your soul and savor the moments this Christmas?

The article I’m sharing here suggest journaling as tool in healing.   I have journaled my growth in truth and understanding while exploring scripture each morning, as I saw God’s promises play out in our circumstances, and when I found myself struggling to trust.   I wrote about looking up and seeing the hurts around me through new eyes.  Perspective and compassion became the gifts of experiencing Christ’s love personally.   All of it, every sunrise filled with new hope, is recorded in the journals that tell the zig-zag story of our healing and recovery, all written at my own pace, and in my own words.    Getting the thoughts and feelings out on paper seemed to help.   For me, there’s peace and assurance in looking back at how Jesus met me in those moments.   It reminds me that what He did then He can still do today.  The woman that wrote this article has found peace in writing as well.    I hope this encourages you the way that it has me.  She has some great tips for navigating grief.  Click A Lust for Life:  Grief and the Aftermath to read more… – Christina



What ways have you found to process your thoughts and feelings?  Has journaling, or writing in some other way, help you to heal?  Your story can bring hope to someone today.

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What is it you’re facing?  Nobody goes into battle alone.  We can stand with you.  Let us know in the comments below how we can pray for you, or by submitting your story.   He will fight for you.


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