Dealing with a Loss

Sunday, July 10, 2016. Breanna Lemler, 21, passed away in a car accident.

Breanna was a daughter, sister, friend, DYW girl, Blueberry Festival Queen, and a follower of Jesus. Bre could light up any room with her smile and she was such an amazing lady.

Everyone deals with loss differently. Some avoid thinking about, some drink too much, some act like nothing happened, and some grief for a long time. As I think about a girl, who is my age who left this world too soon, I am grieving. I am wondering what happened and why God would do this.

God put it on my heart to write this because letting it out helps me process. I am realizing that He is trying to show me how short life is. We are not guaranteed tomorrow or even the next few minutes. We need to be living a life with no regrets. We need to be focusing on God more and more, understanding what He wants us to do, and live for Him.

Death is something we all avoid talking about because it brings about bad memories and wounds that still hurt. We need to talk about the bad things we go through so we can deal with them and not let them ruin our lives. Death is everywhere and if you are afraid of it, why? As a follower of Jesus, I know that death is not my end, but my beginning.

Bre’s death is a tragedy for everyone who meet her and interacted with her. She had such an impact and I am proud to call her my friend. Her death has taught me that I need to be living more for Christ than myself, that I need to be putting others before myself, and I need to be praying constantly for those in my life. God teaches and loves us in everything. He knows that Bre needed to come home even if no one understands that yet. She is in His arms and we will see her again.

If you have lost someone recently or are still grieving the loss of someone, talk about it with other people. Don’t keep it bottled up inside.

 

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