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Spiritual Notes

Physical guidelines

  • It is important to get enough rest. Remember that God created the human body to withstand high levels of stress and therefore we do not always need medication. It is also important to get enough sleep and then a sleeping pill can be handy, but only at bedtime!
  • Get enough fluid intake and eat a balanced diet. People often don't realize that they are thirsty in a time of grief and they prefer to eat fast foods which have a very low nutritional value and it barely helps the body to recover. “Then the angel of the LORD came again and touched him and said, Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you” (1 Kings 19:7).
  • Exercise is a natural antidote for depression. Daily exercise can take on the form of walking, gardening and feeding pets. It is important that the exercise takes place outside in the sunlight because it has been proven that sunlight stimulates the brain which releases endorphins, a natural antidepressant. “Light is sweet; how pleasant to see a new day dawning” (Eccl. 11:7).

Unity With God

The first reaction of people touched by death is to cling to God. Job did the same and was initially pious and full of confidence but he could not persevere with this blind acceptance. After the initial shock phase Job started to ask God shocking questions for 40 chapters. God forsake him and God was unjust to him. We encourage you to search for honest answers and to air all feelings.

Then make the choice and come to deeper faith. “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes” (Job. 42:5).