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Matthew 5:4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.


As with all topical Bible studies, we recommend that you read the entire verse in context to get a better understanding what the Biblical author was trying to say.

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Overcoming the Monster of Grief

Grief is real—and it hurts. It isn’t something you can ignore, bury beneath the demands of daily life, or wish away overnight. You have to work through it. Rest assured, you can get beyond your grief. God doesn’t expect you to go through it alone—He promises to be with you every step of the way. For more information, please visit: https://www.wordforyou.com/

Grief Survivor

When you lose someone you love, life returns to normal in about 14 days — for everybody but you! If you’re feeling stuck in sorrow, you are not alone. Grief Survivor author, Beth Marshall understands. After losing close family members, she realized grief is hard work! The Grief Survivor study will encourage you to write, and trust the Lord to do what only He can do — restore joy-filled life!

Navigating Grief to Hope and Healing

Grief is hard to understand or explain. When I lost my husband, it was like combining sadness and loneliness with anxiety over what tomorrow would bring and fear of how I could possibly handle it all. If you find yourself struggling with grief, know you’re not alone. As I share in my novel The Shell Collector, God is always with us through pain and will help us navigate the path.

Grieving Well

Grief comes as a natural part of life. When you lose someone you love, navigating the grieving process can be difficult. Through this reading plan, Tony Evans speaks from his heart based on the recent, sudden loss of his niece. These principles can help you to learn how to grieve well and embrace healing. 

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Anchors for the Soul

John Mark Hicks offers this video series to those who are suffering, grieving, or preparing for loss. Drawing on his own experiences with loss and suffering through the death of his young wife and, more recently, the death of his sixteen-year-old son, professor John Mark tells the story of God through his own experiences of suffering: God loves, listens, empathizes, reigns, and wins. Through this ten-part video series, learn how to ground your faith in the storms of life with these anchors by going deeper into the content of the book on which this series is based, Anchors for the Soul.

This series is intended for groups of all kinds, including home groups, grief groups, support groups, divorce care groups, and loss groups. Each video corresponds with the book chapters, and pairs well with its companion workbook for individuals to process their grief, Journaling Through the Anchors for the Soul. Study guide for participants available


Involving Your Team During Times of Grief
Grief is a continuum, on one end of which is substantial loss. It’s important to recognize that many life events fall somewhere on that continuum. When you’re on a team, it’s essential to normalize the sharing of grief and letting team members know what you need. In this video, Dr. Cloud addresses how to involve your team during times of grief.
What to Do When You’re Grieving
Grief is an experience that shocks and overwhelms the system, and often the first response is denial. The process of grieving begins with overcoming that initial shock and recognizing that grief is what you’re experiencing. Once you put words to it, you can move to the other essential stages such as sadness and letting go. Watch to learn more from Dr. Cloud about the stages of grief and what we will need along the way. 


Grief Walk

God meets us in our pain and embraces us. He journeys with us through the emotional upheaval, mental confusion, physical distress, spiritual questioning, and relational changes. Jesus has personally experienced more pain, suffering, and grief than we can fathom. He knows. He gets it. He is the best grief companion imaginable.

He walks with us in our stuff. That’s what Grief Walk is all about.

Grief Walk is designed to be read one chapter a day. Consider it a grief devotional. Take your time. Open your heart. Be honest about your thoughts and emotions. Allow Jesus to meet you in each day’s reading.

God is with you in your pain and grief. He loves you where you are, as you are. If you’re willing, He will bring healing and growth to your broken heart. He will somehow use this loss for good in your life and in the lives of those you touch.

A Grief Observed

Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moment,” A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: “Nothing will shake a man — or at any rate a man like me — out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself.” This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

Hope in the Dark

Can God be good when life is not? Rediscover faith in the character, power, and presence of God. Even in the questions. Even in the hurt.

“I want to believe, I want to have hope, but . . .” Pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel hears these words often and has asked them himself. We want to know God, feel his presence, and trust that he hears our prayers, but in the midst of great pain, we may wonder if he really cares about us. Even when we have both hope and hurt, sometimes it’s the hurt that shouts the loudest.

In Hope in the Dark, Groeschel explores the story of the father who brought his demon-possessed son to Jesus, saying, “I believe! Help my unbelief!” In the man’s sincere plea, Jesus heard the tension in the man’s battle-scarred heart. He healed not only the boy but the father too, driving out the hopelessness that had overtaken him. He can do the same for us today.

As Groeschel shares his pain surrounding the health challenges of his daughter, he acknowledges the questions we may ask in our own deepest pain:

  • “Where was God when I was being abused?”
  • “Why was my child born with a disability?”
  • “Why did the cancer come back?”
  • “Why are all my friends married and I’m alone?”

He invites us to wrestle with such questions as we ask God to honor our faith and heal our unbelief. Because in the middle of your profound pain, you long for authentic words of understanding and hope. You long to know that even in overwhelming reality, you can still believe that God is good.