Something I never expected...and yet such a part of my journey - Grief is such a big part of life. Our ability to handle grief seems to determine what mood our life will hold. It's not that there will or will not be grief, but what we do with the grief that will absolutely come.
Grieving and living...you can do both. Crying and laughing. Content and yet sad. The most surprising thing - there is still joy in grief. I am happy to know that from personal experience.
Death to self = Joy in grief
And the only way to really know that, is to experience it. Real and true death to self will bring joy. But are we really willing to give our selfish selves up?
Lord, for your glory, I pray we are...I pray I am. Besides, this whole self-seeking life stinks anyways.