Grieving Our Losses 21: Sunday Selah, a Psalm of Praise

Grieving Our Losses Day 21 - Sunday Selah, a Psalm of Praise Maybe this morning, one of these songs of worship from the depths of loss will echo the cry of our own hearts, as we offer due honor to the Father in the name of His dear Son. The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me…To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever.  But You,…

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Grieving Our Losses 20: A Song of Comfort

Grieving Our Losses Day 20 - A Song of Comfort Day 20- A Song of Comfort Maddie McDonald “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17, ESV) Thank God, I Do [Verse 1] I've seen love come andI've seen love walk awaySo many questionsWill anybody stay?It's been a hard yearSo many nights in tearsAll of the darknessTryin' to fight my…

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Grieving Our Losses 19: A Grieving Savior

Grieving Our Losses Day 19 - A Grieving Savior “Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, ‘Sit here, while I go over there and pray.’ And taking with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then He said to them, ‘My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with Me.’ And…

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Grieving Our Losses 18: A Grieving God 

Grieving Our Losses Day 18 - A Grieving God  Daniel Petterson “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him to His heart.” (Genesis 6:5-6, ESV)   In “It’s a Wonderful Life” (a.k.a. the greatest movie of all time),…

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Grieving Our Losses 17: Grieving Lost Health—Nancy’s Story

Grieving Our Losses Day 17 - Grieving Lost Health—Nancy’s Story Narrated by Ruth P. McDonald “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7, ESV) “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” (2 Corinthians 4:17, ESV) Grief is not a stranger to me. Over the years, I’ve experienced several losses that had a deep impact on me.…

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Grieving Our Losses 16: The Loss of a Spouse—Chris’ Story

Grieving Our Losses Day 16 - The Loss of a Spouse—Chris’ Story Narrated by Ruth P. McDonald How do you live after being cut in two? That was the echo of my heart at the passing of my husband of almost 56 years. There was no way to prepare my heart for the crushing grief that pressed in at his loss, and it could have consumed me had it not been for…

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Grieving Our Losses 15: Grief over Change

Grieving Our Losses Day 15 - Grief over Change “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time…

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Grieving our Losses 14- Sunday Selah, A Psalm of Praise

Grieving Our LossesDay 14- Sunday Selah, A Psalm of PraiseWendi ColaiutaPaul and Silas—beaten and bloody, chained in a dungeon, singing praises in the dark of night.Jonah—waterlogged and hopeless, humbled and doomed, worshiping God from the depths of a fish. Job—bereft of everyone and everything he held dear, clinging to the last breath of earthly life, confidently proclaiming, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him!” Hannah and Mary—one woman grieving a…

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Grieving our Losses 13- Songs of Comfort

Grieving Our LossesDay 13- Songs of ComfortJonathan Draper In the Sweet By and By There’s a land that is fairer than day,And by faith we can see it afar;For the Father waits over the wayTo prepare us a dwelling place there.Refrain:In the sweet by and by,We shall meet on that beautiful shore;In the sweet by and by,We shall meet on that beautiful shore.We shall sing on that beautiful shoreThe melodious songs of…

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Grieving our Losses 12- Grieving Singleness

Grieving Our LossesDay 12- Grieving SinglenessAiselyn Mason“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” (Psalm 37:5, ESV) We all want to be loved in one way or another—by our families, our friends, and especially by a significant other. We often desire this so fiercely that we tend to look for our worth in the people that surround us. We seek their approval in all our actions, and…

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