Grieving Well

Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy. Proverbs 14:10 (NLT)

In last night’s Bible Study, we discussed the importance of walking with others during times and seasons of grief.  We have all been bombarded with grief and grieving over the last two and a half years. We have experienced so much – death, disappointment, change, challenge, and uncertainty – to name a few. A healthy way to cope with these situations is to grieve.

Grieving is a necessary part of life and yet it does not always come easily. For this reason, we must teach and train ourselves how to grieve well and help others to do the same. I shared a grief resource as a part of last night’s lesson, which I pass along here as well. Take some time to review these “Do’s and Don’ts” for helping others grieve. As you study it, ask God to show you how you can apply this wisdom to your own life.

No matter the underlying reason(s) for your grief, we all need tools and strategies to assist us in doing it. Moreover, we need to be empowered to help one another to process, heal from, and move through trauma. I am convinced that healthy grieving will be an integral part of the restoration, growth, and reconciliation that we desperately need as a church, a Nation, and a world.

Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am. Philippians 4:13 (MSG)

Loving and praying for you,
Pastor Danielle

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