It’s important to deal with your stress because it can easily turn into depression. Grief shouldn’t stay for forever; like much of life it has to have it’s time.
I read that depression is often caused by not learning how to deal with the stresses in your life. After the death of a loved one many of us just want to curl up and find a hole to hide in. I personally handled my stress by keeping busy, maybe at times too busy. It takes time to grieve and heal, but it does get better.
I found this paraphrase in a book and use it when I’m feeling down and stressed.
Because God Loves Me
Because God loves me, He keeps on trusting me when at times I don’t even trust myself.
Because God loves me, He never says there is no hope for me.
Because God loves me, He never forsakes me even though many of my friends might.
Because God Loves me, He stands with me when I have reached the rock bottom of despair.