Essay Kubler-Ross and Job from the Bible

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Everyone at some point in life grieve over the loss of someone or something special in their life. The loved one can be a parent, child, friend, relationship, pregnancy or a pet. There are also times when people grieve over their failing health, loss of job, houses, finances, and even loss of limbs. Such people should not be ignored. At times people tend to deny grieving to avoid pain but it is healthy to accept the loss and go through the grieving process. According to Kubler-Ross, Grieving process follows a natural cycle of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance (Kübler-Ross, 1969). Hoping that with these stages making us better equipped to cope with life and loss. In the Bible, Job a wealthy man experiences…show more content…
Luke12:6-7 tells that God who takes detailed notice of the sparrow and the hairs on our head values His children even more. Therefore, the suffering and the loss that Job was going through was not left unaware before God. In the next step Job reacted by praising God instead of showing his anger as per Kubler-Ross ‘second stage of grief. Job 1:20-21 tells that Job fell to the ground and worshipped God. He continued to say, “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Kubler-Ross’ third stage was bargaining, but Job did not bargain, but stayed silent. In Job 1:22 it says that, “In all this, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly”. Job just kept accepting trials one after the other but did not blame, or question God. He just accepted and remained silent. The fourth stage of Job is in accordance to Kubler-Ross where Job is depressed. In Job 3:1-3 Job curses the day he was born. This verse shows his depression. In the next chapters of Job it tells that Job suffering ends and has an encounter with God where Job is revealed the reasons for his suffering. He is enlightened. The final stage of Kubler-Ross is acceptance but in the life of Job it is restoration. God blesses him a double portion. Job gets a new life and becomes wealthier. Job 42:12 says, “The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part”. As mortal beings

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