If you’re grieving, I encourage you not to let anyone tell you when it’s time to stop. No one can possibly know that except God. Your pain is real and grieving is a personalized…individual process. Just as different people have different personalities, people also grieve differently. There is not a right way or a wrong way. The exception to the rule is when a person is so depressed that they can’t take care of themselves or want to hurt themselves or others. This mindset, of course is not healthy and that person needs professional help along with lots of prayer and a supportive circle of family and friends. Hopefully the need for help will be recognized before every getting to this point.
Sometimes people, Christians, in particular are hesitant and ashamed of getting professional help. It seems that the mindset is ‘the only thing I should have to do is pray to God….. I believe that God allows people to cross our paths to help to encourage us along the way. Jesus and His friends at Gethsemane;.. Jesus to his mom…behold your son….We should definitely pray and also be open to receive those that God sends to us.
When my son passed away I knew that I would need all the help that I could get… I had prayer partners, spiritual counseling and professional counseling