Coming to Terms With Death – How to Accept the Death of a Loved One
By Lynn Bradley
How to accept the death of your loved one is one of the most difficult things you will ever face. Coming to terms with death is extremely difficult to come to terms with death. If it is a spouse or other family member you have lived with many years, it brings up questions that you cannot answer.
We often wonder why our loving God could permit such a thing. The Bible proclaims that it is appointed to a person once to die and then the judgment (Hebrew’s 9:27).
If the deceased is an adult who is a Christian and was faithful, we at least have the comfort that he or she is in a better place. The story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16 seems to indicate that our spirits will be conscious and the faithful will be comforted.
For that reason we should make every effort to urge family members and friends to obey the gospel of Christ and live according to biblical teaching.
We often wonder why our loved one had to die. Some even become angry with them for leaving them to face life alone. None of us know how to accept the death of a loved one. We often wonder if God has a reason for taking us, or if he merely lets disease, old age, or accidents take their toll. It seems unfair that our loved one was taken from us, and the older we become the more it happens
Life has to go on. If plans were not made for death, you have to make the arrangements, after deciding on the details. You may be faced with some large funeral expenses. It is best if the dying one makes their wishes known in advance. Some opt for cremation and a memorial without services of funeral directors, which is a lot chapter. Some donate their bodies to science.
Coming to terms with the death of a loved one will take some time. The best thing to do is express grief to others. This can help to vent emotions. If you are not able to feel better after talking with friends, seek the help of support groups. You will eventually feel normal, though you will always feel sad about it. Keeping busy helps to get the mind off of it and think about other things
When you are mourning the death of a loved one, you realize that they cannot be replaced. Both you and they were blessed immeasurably with your relationship. This is the true meaning of life, our relationship with friends, loved ones and with God. If we are all close to God, the blessing is multiplied because we will meet again in heaven.
Burdened by your loneliness, you may feel little to hope for. Most of the care givers who have gone through this have learned that all is not as black as it may seem. They would assure you, based on their own experiences that you will have reason to hope. The how of coming to terms with death will gradually become clear? Grieving is necessary to accept the process.
When our loved ones die, we often think of the death of Christ and take comfort in how he was raised from the dead. Jesus comforts us just as he did Martha and Mary. “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live even if he dies, and the one who lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25) If you need to know more about the eternal life Jesus offers, you need the book, “Climbing the Heavenly Stairs.” It was written to help understand the Bible and show the verses that lead to salvation.