There is a popular adage that goes, “Time heals all things.” While there is some truth to that, it doesn’t mean that healing from our loss will automatically occur with the passage of time.
It may be more accurate to say, “Time helps the healing of all things.” I believe it was Billy Graham who once said, “It’s not time that heals all things, it’s how you use that time.”
In this post I simply want to draw our attention to how time can help as we seek healing from our loss. So below, I am sharing 8 statements that I hope will help in your healing as you grieve over time.
Over time, the crippling pain that we feel from the shock of our loss will soften and bring us back to a stable place.
Over time, we are able to rebuild and strengthen our relationships with others, and that helps fill the void left by our loss.
Over time, we learn how to extend the physical presence that we loss with the memories we hold and that becomes the sustaining relationship going forward.
Over time, we are able to focus more on the daily blessings of what we have and less on the loss of what we no longer have.
Over time, we learn how to control and guide the emotions that arise from the unexpected reminders of our loss.
Over time, we are able to adjust our acceptance of living with our loss and incorporating its impact into our life and into our ongoing story.
Over time, we are able to formulate a new self-image and identity of life since our loss, which helps in facing the future without fear and extreme anxiety.
Over time, we find that the experience of our loss makes us more spiritually minded and thoughtful in our faith practices, and that helps encourage us to face each new day in this new normal.