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Our purpose is to give hope and encouragement through real life stories to those who are experiencing grief and loss. We are committed to providing Christian based stories, resources, and recommendations to help people make positive steps and move forward in their journey.        -GLH Team

Grief/Loss/Hope Articles

 

What does grief look like and what is normal?

 

Under the "Grief/Loss Articles" tab you will find educational articles about grief, loss, and hope. 

 

Do you need help with any of the following?  What is Grief/loss?  What is God’s Role in loss?  What are the cycles/stages of grief/loss?  How do I help a friend?  How do I manage the holidays? Sudden or big Changes? Finding Purpose? 

It is important to be able to express your feelings through a good support system, grief groups and if needed, through counseling. You will also find a list of questions for journaling.

Life Journeys on Grief/Loss/Hope

 

Do you find it helpful to walk with others who has been through  similar circumstances?

The "Life Journeys on GLH"  tab will give you real-life stories of loss and hope; with positive steps, ideas, activities, and recommendations for your journey.

You will find people's heart-felt stories of moving forward while going through COVID-19, after the death of a spouse, child, other family members and friends; loss due to divorce, illness, life changes, retirement, abuse,  and addiction.

"For I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope."

(Jeremiah 29:11, CEB)

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid: do not be discouraged."

(Deuteronomy 31:8, NIV)

 

"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

(Philippians 4:13 NLT)

 

 

Footprints in the Sand

Mary Stevenson

1936

 

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.  In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one set of footprints.

                               

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

 

So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.  Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

 

The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.

(Copyright, Mary Stevenson

Used by permission 10/16)

Thank You

God, thank you for finding

the good in me that I can not see.

 

Thank you for being my friend

when it seems like I have but few.

 

Thank you for believing in me

when I have such great doubts in myself.

 

Thank you for molding the rock that I am,

into the gem you want me to be.

 

AMEN

(Copyright by K. Divine. 

Used by permission of K. Divine 10/16)

 

 

COVID-19

 

We are in the middle of COVID-19, an unprecedented time and a world-wide crisis, which is affecting each one of us. 

 

Under "Life Journeys on GLH" tab you will find articles in the   "COVID-19" section with ideas, support, and resources. 

"May the Lord bless you and protect you.  
May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace."  (Numbers 6:24, NLT)

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