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Unpredictable Emotions

July 19, 2011
If you know me very well you know that I try to avoid things that are sad and that will make me cry. I ask my friends when movies come out if it’s a “Nicky” movie and they know exactly what I mean. I don’t like movies like “Saving Private Ryan” “Titanic” “Schindler’s List” they are movies that depict real true sad life.
Movies I’ve see and hated “Message in a Bottle” “Up Close and Personal” “Perfect Storm”. I need a happy ending. Bambi is not a favorite Disney movie!!
A friend shared with me a great resource. Grief is a process. Each person is different. No one way is the right way.

This past weekend my dad was going to be making his way to Northern California to spend the weekend with me. We were to celebrate our birthdays together. 

This devotional explains my days. I have a constant headache, puffy eyes, scratchy throat and runny nose.  
Unpredictable Emotions

The unpredictable timing and odd combinations of emotions that hit you during grief can leave you confused and despairing.

“My life was totally flipped upside down emotionally, in every way you could think of,” says Sue, whose husband died.

Your emotions not only hit hard, but they can also occur at unexpected moments, which makes the impact seem even worse. Being aware of the unpredictable nature of your emotions will help you stand firm during each new barrage. God’s promises in the Bible will also help you to persevere.

In Matthew 5:4 Jesus promises comfort and a blessing for those who go through the process of grief and mourning: “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Lord, when my emotions come and go with no semblance of order, remind me that this is to be expected during grief, and help me to stand firm. Amen.



5 Comments leave one →
  1. lori permalink
    July 19, 2011 11:19 am

    I love you Ncky and wish I was there more than you know xoxox

  2. July 19, 2011 11:21 am

    Thank you for sharing. I send you much love and hugs!

  3. Trudy permalink
    July 19, 2011 11:43 am

    You are an awesome example of how God wants us to act when grief hits. We are to jump in His arms, not run away. Keep jumping in!

  4. July 19, 2011 3:27 pm

    I’m with you. hang in there.

  5. July 23, 2011 12:59 am

    Ai, Nicky. I’m holding you in my heart, love.

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