My parents had a very different style of traveling than I do. They would just get in the car in the morning and go. At the end of the day, they would find a motel wherever they were. They rarely if ever made advance reservations. This drove me wild! At least a month in advance, I have motel reservations, Gas Buddy price checks and have looked at what restaurants are close to the motel I have chosen. I plan, plan, and then plan some more. I think this has to do with faith. My parents trusted that when it was time to rest, God would provide a place for them. I believe that God gave me the mind to plan and expects me to use it!
I have tried to plan and schedule how I would handle grief. It DOES NOT work!! I have to trust that when it is time for me to rest, God will provide a safe time and place to rest. God is so good and loves us so much. I read recently this quote, in a book whose title I do not recall, “God loves me too much to answer my prayers at any other time than the right time and in any other way than the right way.”
When it is time to grieve, trust God to allow you space to grieve. When it is time to rest, trust God to allow you time to rest. When it is time to live, love, and laugh again, trust God to show you that joyous redemption time. God will provide for all of our needs, even, or maybe especially in our grieving.