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WHEN GRIEF RECEDES
A YEAR AGO, I felt as if I was drowning in mental chaos and grief—not knowing how to find the surface of the waters. My mom had passed away, and dealing with her absence was by far the hardest trial I'd ever faced. Struggling to reconcile my feelings of sorrow, I felt betrayed by my own spiritual studies. No amount of reassurance that God was still loving and caring for me, and for my mom, seemed to help. I felt that I was losing my faith.
There were plenty of symptoms that this grief boasted: isolation, doubt, fear, and sadness. And they seemed just as crippling as a physical ailment. I began to feel that I was somehow separated from God.
But intuitively, I knew that the inharmony riling up my thoughts was not from God, who I'd learned is divine Love itself. One day, two important questions came to me: Could I ever really be apart from God? And had God ever changed? Stories from the Bible reminded me that I wasn't the first one to feel paralyzed by anguish.
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Laura Hill lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The Olympics pose a challenge for us all
STEVE GRAHAM, SENIOR MANAGING EDITOR
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Margaret B. Guenther, Bruce Nolan
THE OLYMPICS: THEIRS AND OURS
BY JAMES SPENCER
THE RICH DIVERSITY OF GOD'S GIFTS
BY KIM SHIPPEY, SENIOR WRITER
Beyond doping to the promise of spiritual strength and power
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THE SAVING CHRIST
BY MICHAEL HAMILTON
HERE IS YOUR HOME
BY ROBERT BULLOCK
WHEN GRIEF RECEDES
BY LAURA HILL
WHAT IT MEANS TO LEAN
BY SUSAN MACK
I FELL OFF THE BOAT
Channing ("Cha Cha")
IT'S ALL ABOUT SHARING
THE PARADOX OF POWER
NO LONGER STUCK ON REPLAY
A PRAYERFUL RESPONSE TO POLITICAL MUDSLINGING
FACIAL INJURY HEALED
GRATITUDE FOR MANY HEALINGS
FACIAL MARK DISAPPEARS THROUGH PRAYER