“Now, therefore,” says the Lord,
“Turn to Me with all your heart,
With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.”
(Joel 2:12 NKJV)
The death of a loved one stimulates a period of grieving in which a person will lose all interest in food and personal appearance. When we truly surrender all of our hearts to the Lord the physical pleasures and values of this world grow strangely dim.