Managing Grief #1

We probably all cope/react differently to the death of a loved one. However there are some things everyone can do to help manage our grief, so today I’m starting a series of blog posts about some of the things we can do to manage grief.

Today is all about the reminding ourselves of the timeless promises contained in the bible to provide comfort for our sorrow, healing from our hurts, and peace in place of pain.

Isaiah 40:29 and 31 (NIV)

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary they will walk and not be faint.

Psalm 34:18 (The Voice)

When someone is hurting or broken-hearted, the Eternal moves in close and revives him in his pain.

Matthew 5:4 (NIV)

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Philippians 4:6-7 (The Message)

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.

I pray that as you have read the above bible passages, you will have felt the Lord surrounding you with His love. I have found great comfort in these verses in the last few weeks and I hope that they will also help remember that God will help you find the strength to face each new day.


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