Tag Archives: grief

The Gospel According to Job

Today, I want to bring out this book, out into the spotlight.  It is a tremendous devotional that makes its way through the book of Job.  I have leaned on it, and it has held me nicely.  I challlenge you … Continue reading

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Gold Fears No Fire, [Comfort]

“He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.” -2 Cor. 1:4, NCV “The sinners in Zion are afraid;     trembling has seized the godless: “Who … Continue reading

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Helping Those Who Hurt Intensely, [Compassion]

By John Piper, originally published September 12, 2008   The following is an edited transcript of the audio. Can we learn something from Job’s friends about how to help the hurting? Absolutely. Those first seven days were their golden hour. If they … Continue reading

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Broken Dreams, On a Friend’s Suicide

This is a guest post from TheNorEaster, hope it blesses! A TheNorEaster Post. An old buddy of mine from high school recently committed suicide. I cried myself to sleep the night I got the news, praying passionately and begging God to … Continue reading

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Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

“I love you. God, I miss you. And I forgive you.” ~from the film Remember Me “When I saw that scene in the movie, I stumbled out of bed and fell to the ground as my whole body trembled in … Continue reading

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