GRIEF & LOSS

SCRIPTURES: 

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; . . . a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” (Eccl. 3:1–2a, 4, ESV)

“Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out from their distress; he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.” (Ps. 107:28–30, ESV)

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28, NIV)

“But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 3:13-14, NIV)

“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Ps. 34:18, ESV)

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (Rom.8:26–27, ESV)

BOOKS:

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

How to Get Through What You’re Going Through by Rick Warren and Kay Warren

*Grieving: A Beginner’s Guide by Jerusha Hull McCormack

*I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel

*Seasons of Grief and Healing: A Guide for Those Who Mourn by James E. Miller, D. Min.

Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow by Nancy Guthrie

*FaithandGrief.org

WEBSITES, PODCASTS, OTHER RESOURCES:

https://www.faithandgrief.org/ (WEBSITE)

https://www1.cbn.com/prayerandcounseling/dealing-with-grief (ARTICLE)

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/podcasts/tgc-podcast/clinging-to-god-in-grief/ (PODCAST)

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/ray-ortlund/six-helps-for-sufferers/ (BLOG)

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/video/keller-peace-uncertainty/ (VIDEO)

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