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Living Free - July 14, 2008

  • 2008 Jul 14
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Today's Scripture
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NLT

Thoughts for Today
The Bible is filled with scriptures that help us understand the reality of death and guide us toward comfort and healing when we suffer the loss of a loved one.

God promises us that nothing can separate us from his love (Romans 8:38-39). No matter what trauma we suffer or how painful the loss, God's love is still with us. And his love is a love of strength, comfort, healing and hope.

We know that life is not always easy, but with him it is always possible. Possible to sense his love and take comfort in it. Possible to receive his strength. Possible to experience healing from the hurt. Possible to have hope for tomorrow. Possible to move on.

Consider this…
If you have lost a loved one, be encouraged to look up. God invites you to enter his presence and call on him in every time of need. Trust him to help you through this time. Trust him to love you no matter what. Trust him to help you enjoy memories of the past, give you strength for the challenges of the present and fill you with hope for the future.

Take time to read his words of comfort and strength in the Bible. God loves you. He cares. And he is able.

Prayer
Father, thank you for your love, your comfort and your strength. This time of loss and pain is so difficult for me, but I know that with you, it is possible. In Jesus' name ...

These thoughts adapted from…
Handling Loss and Grief by Raymond T. Brock, Ed.D. As a person goes through this group they will be able to identify what the Bible has to say about handling the losses of life. To grieve is human; how to grieve Christianly is supernatural. It requires us to invite the Holy Spirit to guide us through the grieving process. This group study provides guidance in the use of Scripture to help the grieving. It offers biblical coping methods for facing loss and comfort to those who have faced the loss of a loved one, as well as help for anyone ministering to those experiencing other types of losses in life: divorce, loss of job, etc. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.  

 

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