A woman who was walking through grief after losing her mother received a hug from a stranger after she told God she needed a hug.
Walking Through Grief With God
In digital creator Flourish Ubanyi’s interview with Chimamaka Ige on The Shining Light Show, she shared how God walked her through the pain.
Chimamaka Ige is a writer and the Lead Consultant at Advance Co. She is well-known in the corporate world in Nigeria. But behind all the success is a story of God meeting her.
When the Christian author lost her father, she couldn’t handle her pain well. As she shared with the host, as Christians, we don’t talk “enough about grief.” As a result, she felt like her negative emotions would affect her life as a Christian.
However, Chimamaka’s mother dealt with her with grace, love, and wisdom. For that reason, she allowed her daughter not to attend church for a while.
Process Your Pain With God
As a child, Chimamaka knew God was good and loving. That’s why when she lost her dad, she couldn’t grasp the thought of a good and loving God who allowed her father to die.
“And so the only thing I knew how to do was to just say to God, ‘You stay, I stay,’” she recalled. “We can work out the dynamics of our relationship later.”
And in the process, she saw how God carried her through the storm. She realized, “you don’t process your pain outside God. Because the only place you can get total healing is in God. So, your pain shouldn’t push you far from Him. Your pain should cause you to press into Him.”
A Hug From A Stranger
Later in life, Chimamaka’s mother passed away. It was a difficult moment. But during that time, she told God she wanted a hug from her mother.
“God, if only my mother were alive I just need a hug,” she thought.
Soon after, a lady came into the shop where she worked. Then the lady suddenly told her, “God says to give you a hug.” And so, the lady immediately hugged her. After the lady left, she cried, knowing God heard her and He answers her prayers.
What a loving and caring God we serve!
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Header Image: The Shining Light Show. (Screenshot). (2023). A testimony of hope, healing & wholeness after loss, Retrieved August 18, 2023 from: https://youtu.be/QdyNhBo169Y