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The weight of sadness

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I’ve been told countless times (from the books I’ve read) that your body tells you first the things your mind can’t make sense of yet.

So if you’ve been feeling a lot heavy these days, you might begin to ask yourself whether sadness is growing inside of you but you just decided to dismiss it.

From Life is in the Transitions:

If fear is the feeling that stalks you in times of change, sadness is what weighs you down. Fear is relentless; sadness is enervating.

Sadness is what debilitates you while you’re still making sense of what’s going on around you.

But what is sadness?

From Life is in the Transitions:

As its core, sadness is the emotion that occurs when we’ve lost someone or something that we know is not coming back. That someone might be a friend, a loved one, a pet; that something might be a home, a job, a time in our life that is past. The downside of sadness is that it’s heavy, physical, wearying, isolating.

Now that you know where you can attribute the heaviness, the weariness, and the isolation you’re feeling in these uncertain times, acknowledging it isn’t the only thing you must do to get out of it.

I have learned that getting out of it isn’t something you can do alone. You need to be in a community that reminds you of hope and trust. A community that encourages you that there is a God who is in control.

If you are a person who wonders what it’s like to trust God, here’s something about faith too:

Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
Hebrews 11:1 AMP

Who is God? Here’s a resource you’ll find helpful. I hope you’ll find your reason to live.