You can’t adequately prepare yourself for unexpected pain and loss. You can’t learn enough, earn enough, make yourself strong enough, or even harden your heart enough. You can’t make sense of it, control it, or hide it. The only thing I’ve found I can do is to keep choosing to be loved by the one who is bearing it with me.
“You can be at peace through every circumstance, because God has promised to never give up on you or abandon you” (Hebrews 13:5).