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BECAUSE LIFE HAPPENS

How to Deal with Grief and Loss?

From the Bibles.net Team 
Dear Heavenly Father, please comfort our friend who lands on this page. We know you to be compassionate, and close to those whose hearts are breaking. Soften our friend’s heart to release their pain through tears and send a friend to them who can cry with them. Reveal to them your kindness, and reassure them that you understand the weight of sorrow. Strengthen them with your promise to walk with them through the pain and with the hope offered us through Jesus. In his name we pray, amen.

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What questions do you have?

Grief is natural.

It’s as human as the tears that accompany it. Discover how God comforts us in sorrow through his Word.

Theme Verse
Psalm 119:28 NIV

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Short Content

Grief: How Does the Bible Speak to Our Sorrow?

Grief is the natural human emotion to losing something we loved, whether that something was a someone, an experience, or an expectation. It’s always accompanied by tears, and leaves your heart feeling hot and swollen, then cold and numb.

Feelings aside, grief raises one question—a question that seems to taunt us in the midst of our tears. That question is “Why?” Why did this happen? Why me? Why did it have to go this way? “Why…”

Does the Bible give us an answer? Yes, it does. I discovered the wonder of the Bible through the wisdom of its answer. It doesn’t spit out a one-and-done response. The answer is dynamic, real, and personal, spoken by Someone who knows me, and who knows you.

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How to Grieve?
Verse
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 ESV

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven...a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance

Chill & Relaxing

Time

by John Lucas
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Blessed are
those who mourn,
for they will
be comforted.

Matthew 5:4 NIV
Quote

The Gift of Tears

by Charles Spurgeon from his sermon, "Consolation for the Despairing"

Crying is the language of pain; pain cannot cumber itself with letters and syllables and words, and so it takes its own way, and adopts a piercing mode of utterance, very telling and expressive.

Crying yields great relief to suffering. Everyone knows the benefit of having a hearty good cry: you cannot help calling it ‘a good cry.’

For, though one would think crying could never be especially good, yet it affords a desirable relief. Red eyes often relieve breaking hearts.  

Quote

[There are]
two kinds of losses:
Those who had something
precious and lost it.
Those who hoped for
something precious
and never had it.

Article: 10 Min

Why Grief Is Evidence for God

by Sharon Dirckx at The Gospel Coalition

Pop

Tears

by Matt Hammitt
Quote

No one ever
told me that grief
felt so like fear.

Messages: 54 Min

Grieving
a Loss

by Nancy Guthrie

Verse
2 Corinthians 1:3-11 ESV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

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Our hearts ache,
but we always have joy.

2 Corinthians 6:10 NLT
Verse
Lamentations 3:31-33 ESV

For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.

Video: 11 Min
by John Piper at Desiring God
Verse
Job 2:10 CSB

“Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?”

Messages: 54 Min

When Sparrows Fall

by Britt Merrick

Praise & Worship

Though You Slay Me

by Shane & Shane
Video: 1 Min
by Britt Merrick at Life Today
Verse
Job 1:21 ESV

And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

How to Have Hope in Grief?
Video: 3 Min
Verse
1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.

70’s | 80’s | 90’s

With Hope

by Steven Curtis Chapman
Article: 10 Min

Grief and the Christian

by Elizabeth Groves at Ligonier

Article: 15 Min

Finding Hope in the Darkness of Grief

by Paul David Tripp at Family Life

Contemporary

Blessings

by Laura Story
Video: 3 Min
by John Piper at Desiring God
Verse
Psalm 27:13-14 ESV

I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

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