Grief Helps Us Heal. Baggett continues: Grief can be good, because it can soften the blow and ease our pain until such time as we are better able to cope with it. Grief releases the intense emotional pressure within which threatens to do long term damage to our emotions and bodies. Grief forces us to struggle for a time with our questions, our anger, our guilt, and our sorrow, so that we might reach the day when we will be free from their power over us. Grief can be good, because it can sensitize us to the suffering of others, awaken empathy, and call us to respond in service to the needs of our neighbors. And no matter how horrific a tragedy is, grief can become the means whereby God transforms evil in this world into good.