Goodbye. Just for a little why. This can be both frightening and anxiety provoking. When you’re confronted with losing something you’ve known virtually your entire life, having it taken away seems impossible to stomach. But maybe that’s just it.
It can be hard when people come and go in your life, especially the ones that have been there for a while. The most difficult part being that the world seems to go on seamlessly unchanged to those around you. But to those who’ve lost something, it often feels like the world is stalled or stunted.
A loss, like anything, can leave you feeling a tad lost yourself- the axis on which your world spins is suddenly tilted off balance. Everyone deals with it differently. Me–I try to save and cure the problems of the world…which is impossible.
I hate loss as much as the next person, and it’s an emotion I sometimes wish we didn’t have to feel, but the feeling of loss is only temporary too–because it is of this world: “And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” Revelations 21:4.
God graces our lives with special people and time periods in order to shape and mold us into who we are. But that’s just it. It’s temporary, just like everything in this world. The best we can do is to savor the moments and the take-aways and vow to pay them forward. God wants us to keep our focus on him, and his kingdom.” For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us”, Romans 8:18.
In a world that seems to guide us to our expiration dates, we have to believe in the hope and the purpose that God has given us. Lean on God in these hard times, “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble”Psalm 9:9. The goodbyes we say now are only for a little while, they’re more like see-ya-soons.