- I hate that life continues to go on, that the daily, stupid *necessary* tasks of life don't allow me to just do nothing but grieve.
- I hate that I am questioning my faith.
- I hate speaking of my son in the past tense.
- I hate that the attacks of satan continue, that the evil one "kicks you while you're down."
- I hate that grief plays with your head.
- I hate that grief affects your physical body. I am SICK and TIRED of being SICK and TIRED.
- I hate that, though I am exhausted, my body/mind refuses to sleep. And if that weren't enough, what little sleep I do get is poor.
- I hate that there is an unknown number of days, months, or years until I see Matt again.
- I hate that because of grief I yell at the rest of the children for no reason.
- I hate that I can't get out of this "season" of grief, that I have no control over it, and that I didn't have a choice in entering it.
- I hate trying to convince myself of the truths of God's word.
- I hate my emotions being tossed constantly about.
- I hate that the way out is a long ways away.
- I hate that every blog post now is related to grief.
***Just after I posted, I checked my email and found the daily GriefShare devotional in my inbox. How apropos! (Just like God, eh?!)
Anger: Directed at People or Situations Surrounding Your Loss
Anger does not necessarily follow a logical path. Different people will focus their anger in different directions. For instance, you might be angry with people or at circumstances surrounding your loss.
"I remember being angry at first toward my sister-in-law because she was the one who told me [about the car crash]," says Jodie, whose husband was killed. "That made me mad. I had to really ask the Lord to heal that anger. He's faithful."
Heidi shares, "In the situation surrounding my husband's death, there were a lot of people involved in making the decision for him to leave that night. There are times when [I] want to get angry about the way things were done."
Do you need healing from misdirected anger?
"O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me" (Psalm 30:2).
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).
Father God, I am angry, and that's okay, but turn my anger away from false, destructive paths. Amen.