Dancing in the Rain!

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When I realized that I had to journey down the road of grief again I prayed for God to help me to grieve gracefully. I did not want grief to overtake me as it sometimes can. I wanted to continue doing the things I was doing before I loss my mom. I didn’t want sadness and sorrow to be my resting place. As I continue the intense healing from her loss and adapt to the new things God is doing in my life, I’m learning to dance in the rain.

See in Jeremiah Chapter 29 the Israelites also went through a season of mourning. They went through a season of exile but God assured them that mourning and exile were not their final destination. He encouraged them in verse 11 to not worry nor be dismayed. Why? Because he knew the plans that he had for them, plans for good and not of evil, plans to give them a hope and a future. God just wanted the Israelites to find contentment in the season they were in. He wanted them to take pleasure in the pit ( dark place ). That’s hard to do right?! He wanted them to learn, to grow and to come out wiser, stronger, better and most importantly in closer relationship with him. 

I believe God desires the same for us as we journey through grief and continue to heal from the loss. Months ago I was reminded that we can not wait until we believe the grief is no more. We have to start dancing in the rain. We have to push through the pain, through the fear, through depression, through sadness , through the insecurities and just start dancing. We have to start working on our projects again. We have to pick our pens back up and start writing again. We have to start socializing and enjoying life again. So I pray that God will continue to help us relinquish the wilderness mindset and give us a mindset that see his goodness in all situations. A mindset that will motivate us to get up right now no matter how we feel, no matter what’s going on in our lives and just start DANCING!!

Published by NekiLynn Inspire

Hi everyone. I'm Nekitta Sutton. I've experienced major disappointments, setbacks and losses in life. During those times I had to hold on to my faith and find strength to continue on. Through the trials and sufferings I realized that I was more than a conqueror, I was a survivor. I began to gain knowledge and grow as a person by activating my faith and reading God's word. My hopes are to encourage the masses so that you will be able to regain control over your life and start living again as well. It takes a lot of work and can sometimes be painful but I do know that it's possible and well worth it.

5 thoughts on “Dancing in the Rain!

  1. Loosing your mom is hard, especially when she was there for you-all the time! When I suddenly lost my mom at age 40 (mom was only 66) I wasn’t prepared. And even though our world stops, the world around us keeps going as if nothing happened…. God is our resting place! The hope that I will see her again forever is the greatest assurance ever? Praise the Lord for His patience and goodness and His grace and His love for us! Blessings, Elfriede

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  2. Absolutely Elfriede❤ God will definitely take care of us and sustain us on this journey. Our experience sounds similar. It’s feels good to know that there are others who understand how I feel. Blessings to you🙏

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  3. Hi Nekitta! How are you? Thank you for the words of your message, Dancing in the Rain. Although we are years apart in age I can relate to the loss of your mother. Believe me, even when we get older we still grieve. Dancing in the Rain, is true. We can go on living, being involved in life, and love other people in spite of our losses. This in no way minimizes our loss.

    With your references to Scripture I take it you are a Christian. I am as well.

    I received a message from WordPress noting you are now following my blog, Scarred Joy. Thank you! Sometimes I wonder if people are interested in grief issues. I’ve come alongside to support grieving people for forty years. Now I’m “retired” I write about grief. My name is, Alan, by the way. I’m glad we can follow each other. I live in British Columbia. Canada.

    I hope we can connect from time to time. Keep writing, my friend.

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    1. Thank you Alan! I will definitely stay connected with your blog as we can relate to the pain of grief. I am definitely a believer of the one and true living God. I believe that reading your posts will be very helpful as I continue to journey down the path of grief. Blessings to you🙏

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