Grief can occur not only with the death of a family member, friend or pet but with the loss of a job, a move and loss of community, school, and church support. There can be loss from a change in financial status, a change in health, and in dreams that we have to give up.
In American society, most people (who have never
experienced significant loss) think that you should be over the death
of a loved one within about six months. Those that have experienced
that kind of loss know that it takes several years to move on with your
life. Eventually, we feel that others are tired of us being sad and
want us to move on with our lives. Counseling provides a safe
place to come to terms with the raw emotions of loss, the anger and
pain. Counselors can provide support in rebuilding and
a new plan and direction for your life.
Luke 4:18 - "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.