How do you comfort a friend who has lost a child? When a friend is grieving, what are encouraging words you can say? What are actions you can do to bring comfort to a friend in their time of loss.
When it comes to grief, there is no normal, because everyone grieves their own way. I’m often asked how long the grieving process takes, what are different ways to deal with grief, and how to support a grieving spouse or other loved one. In today’s article, I share 4 supportive ways to deal with grief.
We cannot give what we do not have. Even though I had accepted Christ as my savior as a child, I had never fully accepted the Father’s love for me. Until I did, I was not free to love myself or anyone else. When love breaks through and we accept the Father’s love, we’re free to love ourselves as He intended. Do you know the Father’s love for you?
Have you ever faced circumstances that caused you to really search out the scriptures for answers? That’s what happened to me as I prayed for and grieved with a friend who had lost her husband. As a new widow, she wondered how she would make it on her own. As we prayed, I remembered the days my own mother lived as a widow and the years I spent learning to trust God for provision.
There are times when life doesn’t make sense, when pain is great. The most difficult of circumstances, cancer diagnosis, miscarriage, even the death of a loved one, require the greatest trust. They require that we trust God even when we don’t understand.