Just like that, every bit of life can shatter. Lisa Appelo shares how she navigated the deep grief she experienced at the sudden loss of her husband. She went to bed one night happily married and woke up the next morning an unexpected grief-stricken widow and single mom to seven kids. Lisa shares three anchors that held her during the grieving process.
If you have a friend who has suffered the loss of a loved one, you likely want to know how to help that friend who is experiencing grief. Today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Susan Mead, an author, speaker, and chaplain who lost a sister as well as experienced every parent’s worst nightmare in the loss of her teenage son. She knows what helps and what doesn’t help when someone is experiencing grief. Read more for 5 ways to help a grieving friend.
There are days that seem like they are almost too much to handle. Where do we turn during hard times when we need strength? We can focus on God and His scripture for strength and encouragement.
I don’t know how people find the strength to carry on through some of life’s most difficult trials if they don’t rely on God and His strength. These ten scriptures on strength are my favorite verses when times are hard and I need strength.
God gave us the His word filled with Bible Verses and quotes that we can rely on to help us make it through hard times. Read more for 10 scriptures when you need strength.
“Rest.” It sounds simple enough, but when God calls us to rest, what does He mean? In Genesis, God modeled rest after His work was complete. In the gospels, Jesus drew away to rest. Over a period of several years, He taught me four lessons about finding rest in God.
This wasn’t the first major storm I’d faced, and it wouldn’t be the last. Jesus warned we’d face trials. But He also gave us hope. That’s what I clung to.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
The storm didn’t end, but I learned about trusting God in the storm and trusting Him to be my peace in the storm.
Are you facing a storm? Our attitude in the midst of the storm impacts the outcome. Read more for encouragement to trust God to see you through.
When I was in the depths of my depression, I needed HOPE! I needed to be reminded of God’s character and to know that despite my feelings, I could trust God to see me through any situation. I firmly believe that our best defense is to memorize and recite Bible verses when depressed so we can use God’s truth to combat the lies of the enemy.
Recently, a reader asked about scripture to stand on for one who struggles with depression or anxiety. My suggestion? Memorize, recite and stand on these 10 Bible verses when depressed or when feeling down and need to be filled with hope.