My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your Word.
Psalm 119:28 NIV
Grief is shock at the interruption of life's plans. Your initial reaction to death is shock. Shock plunges you headlong into sorrow. In grief, shock and sorrow are inextricably linked. In the emotionally arduous hours and days that follow the death of your loved one, you are shocked and stunned by the bitter reality of death. God uses shock to protect you from the rude impact of death. God understands completely what has happened even though you do not. Rely on God's strength.
God, I am shocked by the death of my beloved. How can this be my reality? My soul is weary with sorrow. Give me strength, I pray. Amen.
God knows that I am in shock.