If you are visiting this page it’s probably because you’ve lost some thing or someone important to you.
My condolences. I understand loss and more importantly God knows how difficult grieving is. The Lord is there to comfort and love you through this time of healing.
These resources are here to help you move through your grief process. May you feel the peace, the presence and the love of God while you are experiencing this season of mourning.
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Peace In The Middle of Grief
Prayer for Comfort
When You Need Hope
On Grieving and Resiliency
My daughter’s letter to those who are grieving:
To those who are grieving,
I am so sorry for your loss, you are not alone. Throughout life we will go through many trials and tribulations. Losing a loved one is one of those tribulations. At 22, I have personally experienced loss many times in my life. I lost my Great Grandmother as a young child, I lost my closest friend as a teenager, and I currently lost my Grandmother.
Grief and loss is something that everyone will go through in their life, and yes it is hard to get through. The day that I found out that my Great Grandmother had passed away I was in tears instantly. That was a very hard day for me. I was sad and I was not sure why she was taken from this world. During this time of grieving I honestly didn’t know what to do but cry and not leave my room. Yet I knew that if I prayed for the pain and hurt to go away I was going to be okay.
Eventually I was okay, yet grieving takes time. Sometimes it takes a long time, but you will be able to soon celebrate that persons life instead of grieving.
When my best friend Lexi passed away it was even harder. Instantly I fell to my knees and cried. I grew really close to Lexi and my grieving process was a lot longer than I had ever experienced.
Recently my Grandmother passed away. When I heard the news I didn’t know what else to do but scream, cry and ask why. Grandmother taught me that Life is something that we only get to experience once, so enjoy every and any moment of it and never lose faith in the Lord. As I prayed God not only showed me that it is okay to cry, feel sad and let out any emotions I have. He showed me different ways to bring my heart to understand and accept that she is gone.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 states it perfectly, “For everything there is a season, a time for every action under heaven, A time to be born and a time to die…A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.”
Even though our loved ones have passed I want you to understand that they are no longer suffering and that they are always going to be in your heart forever. We all grieve differently, yet staying together with loved ones is something that will help you get through the grieving. Take the time now to celebrate your loved ones life.
Scriptures about Grief
God’s word is still alive with hope you can pray these and asked the Lord to help you experience his peace
1.) [NLT] Psalm 18:6- “But in my distress I cried out to the Lord: yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears.”
2.) [TLB] Jeremiah 31:25- “For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.”
3.) [TLB] Jeremiah 31:13- “I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange sorrow for rejoicing.“
4.) [MSG] Psalm 126:5-6- “Those who went off weeping will come home laughing with armloads of blessings.”
5.) [TLB] Psalm 43:5- “O my soul, why be so gloomy and discouraged? Trust in God! I shall again praise him for his wondrous help; he will make me smile again, for he is my God!”
6.) [TLB]: Psalm 34:18-19- “The Lord is close to those who whose hearts are breaking; he rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles- he has them too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.”
7.) [AMP]Romans 8:16- “For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.”
8.) [NLT]Psalm 68:1-“ Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.”
Prayer You Can Pray
Heavenly Father, thank you for being here. I place in your handsall of the feelings. Jesus I trust in you show me that you’re here, show me what my next right step is to feel your peace and love. In Jesus name.
Healthy Ways to Cope While Grieving
You can journal, draw, paint, play music, pray, read the bible, talk to your family and friends, talk to your teachers and guidance counselors, talk with a professional or a pastor, sing, dance, cry, sit in nature and just remember your loved one.
Also drink plenty of water because tears can leave you depleted.
Anyway you need to express yourself in a healthy way to get the closure that you need is okay.
Things That Will Make Grieving Worse:
Sitting in your depression alone, not talking to someone, not letting your feelings or emotions out, self harm, isolation, alcohol and drugs will not help your grieving processes.
It’s the process of grieving that’s important, healthy and necessary, not the understanding of it. Not everyone is going to grieve in the same way and that is okay. Just know that your not going through this alone, our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is right there with you.
Inspirational Quotes to Help Grieve
• It’s not about getting over it, it’s about learning to live with it.
• Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.
• Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
• “It’s okay. It’s okay to miss them. It’s okay to cry. Its okay to laugh. Its okay to breathe deeply. Its okay to smile when you think of them. It’s okay to function. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be thankful. It’s okay to love again. It’s okay to remember. It’s okay to hope, It’s okay to be honest, It’s okay to trust again. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay” – Scribbles and Crumbs
• “Grief is like an ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim”- Vicki Harrison
Through this difficult time if you are feeling depressed, suicidal, wanting to hurt yourself or even just need to talk to someone about how you are feeling and no one is available to talk, please pick up the phone and call a friend or go to one of these crisis or prayer lines.
• GriefShare 1(800)-395-5755
• Youth Crisis Hotline 1(800)-448-4663
• Teen Hope Line 1(800)-394-HOPE (4673)
Daystar Prayer (800) 329-0029
Joel Osteen Prayer Line (888) 567-5635
Trinity Broadcasting 714-731-1000
Silent Unity (800) 669-7729
I am praying for you. God loves you so, you are going to be Ok, you already are right in the middle of it.