Thursday, July 29, 2021

10 Scriptures to Help You Pray Through Grief

"God is close to those who grieve. 

We may grieve for a friend or family member who has died or a loved one who has strayed. We may mourn the loss of a pet or a job or a prized possession. We may experience grief when our health wanes or a relationship sours. Whatever the source of our pain, the Bible assures us that the Lord 'heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds' (Psalm 147:3 NIV). 

When we experience loss, it only hurts more to ignore it or deny it; healing comes when we acknowledge and express what we’re feeling. While it’s therapeutic to talk to friends and counselors, there’s no one better to hear our sorrows than our gracious, compassionate and loving Lord." 

Read the entire article by Bob Hostetler here at Guideposts.

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