6 Stages of Grief
When bad things happened, it is important to go through the process of grief, or you might be stuck in the trauma.
Here is a 6 stage process of grief by pastor Rick Warren.
Stage 1: Shock
You may feel numb or detached in the immediate aftermath of loss.
Stage 2: Sorrow
Profound sadness enters your life, and you may be overcome by weeping. Sometimes, you may experience the flooding of other emotions, including joy.
Stage 3: Struggle
This is where “why” questions enter the picture. You'll likely experience anger and question who's responsible for this loss plus God's role in your pain.
Stage 4: Surrender
This is a tipping point of the healing journey.
You started to accept the reality.
As Rick and Kay Warren note, there comes a moment where you say “I'd rather have all my questions unanswered and walk with God than not walk with God and have all my questions answered.”
Stage 5: Sanctification
You'll experience an inward change. Despite the raw feelings of sadness, you'll start to see the hope at the end of the tunnel.
Stage 6: Service
You used your experience to help others with similar experiences.
Grieving is a very personal process, so it won't be a straightforward process. Yet, if you stay in your lane to go through it, you will always be better than if you don't.
For more info, here is a sermon of the walk of grief by Dann Farrelly, Bethel.