Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Today’s Grief Tips ~ from some of our ‘sisters’

 

Good morning dear Ladies ~ In today’s post we will have more tips that have helped some of our ‘sisters’ through their time of grieving.

In sharing these tips, we comfort each other, which in turn helps us to comfort others. Even though we ourselves may be hurting.

No matter where we are in our journey in this ‘sisterhood’, we are all growing in God’s grace, His love and His tender mercies.

Let us continue to pray for, encourage, and help each other with each new day.

 

side-by-side

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Let go & let God. Trust in God to help you. Turn to family & friends. Take care of yourself. Fix yourself up, do not stay home & become depressed. Share your grief with God & others. Join a support group such as “Friends Needing Friends”.

S.D.

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Believe that God will never leave you or forsake you.  He is with you at all times.

E.K.

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Demonstrate compassion, calmness, inner peace via your presence and tone of voice.  Be a good listener & slow in giving advice.  Identify with feelings expressed, minus long stories of personal experiences.

M.K.

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Encourage a friend who is grieving and invite her to ‘FNF’ meetings. Everyone I invited loved the programs and have greatly benefitted from meeting others who are experiencing the same grief.

J.H.

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Allow yourself to grieve and trust in the Lord to ease the pain.

R.B.

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“Be still and know that I am God” is a Bible verse that helped to keep me centered in my blessings.

D.H.

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May these tips be an inspiration to you.

Before I close this post with another uplifting song, I want to add this piece that blessed my heart. It was attached to a bear that I was given by FNF when I was a new widow of about 3 months.

~ Jesus Cares ~

 

There is never a day so dreary
   But God can make it bright,
And unto the soul that trusts Him,
   He giveth songs in the night.

There is never a path so hidden,
   But God can lead the way,
If we seek for the Spirit’s guidance
   And patiently wait and pray.

There is never a cross so heavy
   But the nail-scarred hands are there
Outstretched in tender compassion
   The burden to help us bear.

There is never a heart so broken,
   But the loving Lord can heal,
The heart that was pierced on Calvary
   Doth still for His loved ones feel.

There is never a life so darkened,
   So hopeless and unblessed,
But may be filled with the light of God
   And enter His promised rest.

There is never a sin or sorrow,
   There is never a care or loss,
But that we may bring to Jesus
   And leave at the foot of the cross.

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Song for today:

‘He’ll Do It Again’

by Beth Buck


Let us remember:

It is of the LORD'S mercies

that we are not consumed,

because his compassions fail not.
 
They are new every morning:

great is thy faithfulness.
 
The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;

therefore will I hope in him.
 
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,

to the soul that seeketh him.

Lamentations 3:22-25

 

Love, hugs and prayers ~ Rainey

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