People in grief wonder if they will ever feel okay again. Not only do you face overwhelming emotions of loss, you can feel discouraged or even ashamed when your grief doesn't disappear quickly or happen in neat orderly stages. For all people who have experienced loss, moments of joy and normalcy mix with moments of sadness and anger. Being moved once again by painful emotions you thought you had tamed isn't a setback. It's part of an upward process of healing. And when you allow your grief to be accompanied by hope in God, grieving can be your path back to peace. James R. White (M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary) is an insightful Bible teacher as well as a veteran counselor and hospital chaplain.