The excruciating pain you feel today is beyond explanation. To say you "will feel better in time" is like adding salt to an open wound. Time? What is time? It is now. Now is the only time you know. This moment seems like an eternity. You ask, "Can I survive it?" It feels as though you won't. Even after your loved one has been lain to rest, your heart feels as though it may explode with the agony filling the void within you.
My heart cries out for God's unfailing mercy and grace to be upon you in your grief. You will need His comfort to sustain you to simply breathe...to take another step...to drink and eat with normalcy. For what are those things in this, so seemingly senseless loss? Normal no longer exists. It's gone. Few who have loved deeply and lost can feel anything but the void of the loss. Loss sucks the life out of you; it drains you.
There is a quiet place in the heart of God to rest for those who suffer much in this life. And only those who suffer much find entrance to that room in God's heart. It is the way of things. I would not seek to give anyone that key. But God in His infinite wisdom and grace, knows who best can benefit from the resting place and offer comfort to others from the strength and comfort they gain in that room.
I learned since my son's death, that many of his prayers have been fulfilled. I've watched as God worked and works in the hearts of those my son loved and cared for. I've found a peace in God only He could impart. I wish that I hadn't had to learn so many of life lessons as a result of my son's death. I wish my son could be here to see the breadth of my growth, the depth my trust, the abundance of joy in his children. But that was not in God's plan.
I do not understand if my son died to bring about these things or if my son's dying brought about the things that would have eventually happened. I struggled with those whys for years. Today I am able to simply rest in God's sovereignty and know He brought my son home for His reasons and mine is not to wonder why any longer.
God bless you if you are suffering today. God bless you if you find yourself inside that room and have no idea why you've entered. My sincere love goes out to you. selahV