Trusting God is easy when life is good and your loved ones are within reach! But how do you trust God when you lose someone you love? How do you have faith in a God who lets your daughter die, your husband leave, your sister suffer, your friend abused?
Sometimes you can’t fight or overcome spiritual darkness. You don’t have the energy to put on your armor, much less battle the enemy. All you can do is learn how to endure spiritually dark times without losing heart, soul, or faith. And that’s enough.
Your heart is broken, and you’ll never be the same. You won’t get over your loss – but you can get through it more quickly and easily. If you learn how to increase your faith when you’re brokenhearted, you’ll find yourself filled with more joy, peace, and freedom than you thought possible.
A piece of your heart died with your husband, but you’re struggling to grieve his death. You’re upset and distracted because you’re dealing with family problems after your husband’s funeral. You love your family and know they’re grieving, too…but the problems seem overwhelming and insurmountable.
The days are long and lonely after you lose your husband – and the weekends and nights are longer and lonelier. These three ways to cope with loneliness after the loss of your husband won’t erase your grief, but they may ease the pain. I’m… Read More »3 Ideas for Coping With Loneliness After Losing Your Husband
I have to confess that Naomi wasn’t my favorite biblical woman to write about in Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back. I struggled with so much sadness and grief when writing about her life! Not because of Naomi herself – though she was so… Read More »Uprooting With Naomi – Growing Forward
Eve was the first woman in the Bible to lose a child, and the grieving process hasn’t gotten easier through the ages. Eve’s losses were heartbreaking. She was the first woman to lose her home, identity, and plans for the future. She suffered one son’s… Read More »Recreating and Replanting with Eve – Growing Forward
“I tried everything to heal the grief but nothing works,” said a reader. How do you heal a broken heart that refuses to get better? These thoughts may help, especially if you feel like you tried everything to heal your heart after losing someone you… Read More »When You Tried Everything to Heal Your Heart