Don’t Let Grief Stop You

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

I am not going to allow my grief to keep me from doing things I love or to keep me from ...God.
Kelsey Morris


Hi, I’m Kelsey Morris with Together In The Harvest and you are watching God Today. Maybe you have already met me through these emails, maybe you haven’t.  But if you’ve ever heard of my dad (Steve Hill) you know that he was an incredible evangelist.   Both my parents, Steve and Geri Hill, are absolutely amazing, but I lost my dad several years ago to cancer.  I want to talk to those of you that maybe have lost somebody.  Maybe you have gone through so much grief you feel like you are actually crippled, you are on the ground, you can’t even get back up because you are grieving so hard.  I am going to tell you – I have been there with you every single sleepless night.  Every single morning when I woke up and I realized, “He is not here anymore.”

Let me tell you this – just seven months after I lost my dad, I found out my brother was murdered.  That is something you can’t make up.  You don’t even know.  When I found out my brother died, I fell on my knees.  I cried out and I said, “No he’s not! No he’s not!”  I kept crying out, “He’s not gone, He’s not gone! He can’t be gone! Not my dad and my brother!” Those were the only men in my life.  I was just down.  I went from my dad seven months ago being here, my brother seven months ago being here, to my dad and brother both gone.  Now it is just me, my sister and my mom.  How on earth am I supposed to get back on my feet again?  How on earth am I supposed to keep going?  I have met so many people who have said, “I don’t know how to keep going.  I don’t.  I have lost the love of my life.  I’ve lost my child.  Those of you who maybe have lost a little child, two or three years old, and you think, “I wanted the rest of their lives, I was planning so much.”  I want to talk to you.

It says here in Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”  God is waiting there with you.  I know that it is painful.  I still have days where I think, “I don’t know if I can do this.” And then I think, “God, you created me.  You have me here on this earth for a reason.  I’m not going to allow my grief to cripple me from my destiny.  I am not going to allow my grief to keep me from doing things I love or to keep me from going after you, God.”  I am going to pray with you.  If you are going through a really hard, difficult time.  You don’t feel like you can catch your breath.  I want to pray with you and say, “You can.  You can.  If I can do it, you can do it.”  You can keep going.”  Lord, I thank you for these precious people watching.  Lord, for people who have lost loved ones, lost family members, lost close friends.  Lord, I pray that you would come, just like scripture says, Lord, that you would heal the brokenhearted, heal their hearts, mend the broken pieces back together, Lord.  We want to be used by you, God.  We just don’t seem able to do that with this grief, this pain.  Jesus, do what only you can do.  Holy Spirit, do what we can’t do.  Come into our hearts and lives and put us back together in Jesus’ name.  Amen.