I found a quote that I want to remember. From Goethe:
It is the nature of grace always to fill spaces that have been empty.
I heard it in the context of grief and loss. We must be with the empty feeling of loss and grief without trying to fill it with food, shopping, drinking, drugs, talking, traveling, or other distractions. If we leave the space, then grace or God will fill that space with something that nourishes our soul.