Most times, when we are in grief, we long for someone's reassuring hug, someone to lean and cry on, someone to talk to. Sadly, this social distance period has rendered the forgoing longing impossible. Thus, the grieving individual is left with the option of weeping silently with a slow healing process. This is deadly.

To the grieving individual, please let it out. Cry as much as you want to. Don't sulk in silence. According to Lana Burgess, research has found that crying has a soothing effect because it calms the individual down and reduces their distress. Furthermore, it relieves your pain and offers you an opportunity to think properly.

Secondly, please talk to someone. Even though social distancing is the new societal order, it shouldn't stop you from crying and speaking out your pain. There is this saying that "a closed mouth is a closed destiny". So, please share your pain with someone and fast-track your healing process. Who knows, you might get help.

Thirdly, turn to God. Yes, God is our ever loving Father. If you commit yourself to Him, He would NEVER abandon you. He also told us to cast all our grief, worries, burden and anxiety on Him because He cares about us (1 Peter 5: 6-7). When you this assurance, what else are you waiting for? 

It is very usual for persons in grief to be anxious and worried. They ask questions like "What do I do now?" "Where do I start from?" "Who do I meet for help?" Who would have thought that there would be a time when the human race will be rendered this helpless, full of fear and anxiety? Many have lost their loved ones, source of income, properties and themselves due to the present Corona virus pandemic. Nevertheless, God has promised us that he will himself restore, establish and strengthen us( 1 Peter 5: 9-10) provided we believe, hope and trust in him. 




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