Essay on Healthy Grief
Job, a faithful follower of God suffered the loss of his wealth to marauding bandits. In addition he suffered catastrophic demise of prosperity his seven sons and three daughters when the house in which they were feasting was made to collapse killing all of Job’s children. Job 4:18-20.The losses occurred all at once on …show more content…
According to Dr. Kubler-Ross’ model stage 3, is the bargaining stage. Job does not enter into this stage despite the plea of his wife to “curse God and die!” Job 2:9 he merely just replies “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God and not trouble?” (Job 2:10). Job does not bargain with God, in fact when God speaks to him out of the whirlwind in Job 38 and 39, Job replies in Job 40:4-5, “Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to Thee? I lay my hand on my mouth.” “Once I have spoken and I will not answer; Even twice and I will add no more.”
Stage 4 of Dr. Kubler-Ross’ grief model is depression, the willing act of withdrawing from ones actions in life. Job 2:11 describes Job’s with drawl and his own form of depression that finds him sitting on the ground for seven days and nights. Even the company of his friends was not enough to entice him to acknowledge them or interact with them as he once had. For seven days Job and his friends kept silent.
Stage 5 is the final stage within the grief model. For healthy grieving to occur a person needs to come to some form of acceptance of the situation, circumstances or diagnosis. Each person attains this stage at a different time frame. Some never attain