Grief is really hard to wrap your head around. It’s not just sadness but sometimes takes such a physical toll. And no matter what you say and do, there is not way to make it alright in the moment. Everyone who listens to Hamilton knows that “It’s Quiet Uptown” is one of the saddest songs on the soundtrack. I knew that it was. But when this song becomes real, it brings things into perspective.
The heaviness of grief will follow people around but also makes its way to others around that weren’t even affected. It hurts because you never think of this loss as real until it happens near to you. There is no right way to come about it and there’s just pain.
Words will never be enough. “I’m sorry” will lose it’s effect after hearing it a million times. Support is necessary but just know that the pain will be there and people will have to cope in their own way.
As a believer, God is the source of comfort and peace. He knows our hearts and minds better than we do. Leaning on Him during the hard times is more than whispering a prayer but understanding that He holds us and can turn our grief around. It will still be hard but God knows and God doesn’t want to leave you in your pain.
To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.