We may not be consciously always thinking of loved ones we have lost, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t think of them.
Embrace moments of joy, hold them close, let them come. They are as unexpected as the tsunami waves of grief which bowl us over, but they help to balance out those times. They give us something to cling to when we feel like we are drowning in pain.
Our desire to see the good in even the most difficult situations guards us from despair. We just need to watch how we express that desire in the midst of someone else’s pain.
If you’re waiting for a church service to worship God, then you, my friend, have missed the point. Long before church existed, men and women worshiped God. In the wilderness, all alone, unsure of the next step. In groups. In psalms. In prayer. You do not need a church building, a guitar player, a worship leader, or a pastor to worship. You just need an awe and reverence of God that acknowledges He is God and you are not.