Friday, October 8, 2010

Flash Friday 55: Grieving

I'm lost.
How do I comfort you
in your grief, when
I believe in
purpose
and
all things work together for good
(even when they're bad)
That's no comfort
to you, who doesn't share
this faith, this
stronghold
which helps me make sense
of such senseless waste
when someone so important
to you is gone.

It's Flash Friday 55.  Go see g-man if you have a contribution and leave your link in his comments.

14 comments:

Eric Alder said...

Being there for someone is important in such situations, even if your wards fall flat. Sometimes the only real comfort is time.

Touching 55.

purejoy said...

grieving is hard and it's messy. sometimes just being there is enough. thoughtful prose.

Prayer Girl said...

How grateful I am for the faith that holds me together in times of grief. I pray for those who do not have the same. This is a lovely 55.

My 55 is up.

PG

Kay said...

I ask myself that very question... the grieving process so different for so many. I still don't know what to do or say with others' grief.

In that, maybe just being there is the answer.

Beautiful 55!

gospelwriter said...

being there is the best we can do - no matter how much we think there must be more... nice 55!

Aging Mommy said...

Great 55 Tina - I think you describe it so very well, how hard it is to make sense of such things when you do not have faith.

moondustwriter said...

Your comfort is in being there. Even Jesus wept and he had the ability to change what was happening. It is His strength we are all leaning on

Thanks for the reflective 55

Moon smiles

steveroni said...

WOW! These comments show how you touch Peeps, me included. Appropriate ALWAYS is to believe, and trust in the Creator, Whoever you understand that to be.

G-Man said...

Tina...
Your Faith shines in this post.
Excellent 55 My friend..
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Brian Miller said...

there is comfort in the arms of fait...especially in that grieving times....perhaps you just have a friend they have not met yet...smiles.

My name is PJ. said...

I have often asked myself this very question when trying to comfort others, Tina. Well done.

5thsister said...

I encounter this so often with families of the sick and dying in my line of work. You said so very much in so few words. Great job!

H said...

Makes me think of Jenny Matlock's 'Pearl' and her casserole bearing friends!

I know that, when I was grieving the loss of someone very close, just having people say they cared was a source of strength.

She Writes said...

I am not a believer, but a friend's presence is a deep comfort in a grief.