Grief & Loss

“All Lives Lost”: Grieving w/the Families of Flight 370

 

 

 

mayaRecent reports rang throughout the world that all lives have been lost and the Malaysian Flight 370 loaded with approximately 239 passengers from all backgrounds, nationalities, and religions have perished.

In a recent interview, Prime Minister Najib Razak reported that the airline responded via text message declaring its “deepest regrets leading to an assumption that Flight MH 370 has been lost and that none of those on-board survived.”

Suddenly, a loud wailing burst forth from families whose repetitive questions week after week since this suspicious and mysterious vanishing of the plane led to no clue of understanding where their family members are. We can only imagine how helpless they must have felt to be in such a state with no definitive answers of the last moments of their loved ones.

This type of grief produces complicated grief for many where there is no finality associated with the death of a loved one and no proper burial or resting place. The passengers aboard were not just that or crew, they were fathers, children, mothers, sisters, brothers, cousin, and friends. We take this time to pray for those who are survivors of the lost.

In the days ahead, the tasks of grief may seem complicated but we wish the family peace in gaining acceptance for the loss of their loved ones. The tasks of grief, developed by William J. Worden include

  1. Accepting the reality of loss
  2. Experiencing the pain of grief
  3. Adjusting to a life without the deceased
  4. Withdrawing emotional energy and investing in other relationships.

All of these things will not be done overnight, we pray for the strength of the families in the days ahead.

 

Advertisements
Culture & Communications

Jesus and Superheroes

Image

Father God has a plan of restoration for everyone that He encounters. Even the people that are on a personal crusade to save themselves for an exhausted, burnt-out world filled with fear, shame, doubt, and pain. No matter what space you may find yourself in, now is the time to realize that rocking that S on your chest will only get you a few points on Joan River’s Fashion Police Show but not in resolving those deeply rooted issues that you are dealing with.

Let God permeate those areas of your life that remain untouched and inaccessible to others due to walls of hurt that were fortified against peace. You are entitled to peace. It has already been purchased for you, all you have to do is reach out and receive it.

If you are dealing with addictions in your life, watch this Google Hangout on Addictive Strongholds

If you have dealt with abandonment issues, watch this Google Hangout on the Orphan Spirit

Whatever you do, know that God loves you and you are God’s happy thought! He longs to make you happy!

Love you strong!

Danita

Uncategorized

Ephphatha! Be Opened!

Society has many doors to go through. When we are born, we become the children of our parents and learn their mores and values. Once they die we become orphans according to the cultural system.

The beauty of the paths that we take is no matter how far we go away from our original birthplace, we always have a way of coming back home to the embrace of Father God.

No matter what distractions that you may face today, don’t get weary. Jobs are decreasing daily and value of the almighty dollar is fading; yet amid all of this, you have the fortitude that you need on the inside of you to make it through any circumstance that you face.

Ask Father God to open your ears and eyes to him and for you to begin to see things as he sees them and to keep your perspective aerial.

You can make it!

Let this song by Carrie Allwine comfort you.

P.s. For more encouragement, you can always signup for my Hope Starts Today newsletter. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook under Danita Solomon Ogandaga and subscribe to our videos on YouTube!