"For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living." Psalm 116:8&9

Friday, May 14, 2010

How to Help Your Grieving Friend

A few weeks after losing Barry, I came across Molly Piper's blog.  She has an amazing story.  She also has amazing resources for helping a grieving friend.  Molly wrote 11 articles on what those who are grieving experience and how to help them.  As I read these articles, I found myself over and over again saying, "Yup.  That's me.  That's exactly how I feel.  That's exactly what I need."  

Take the time to read her words.  You never know when God will give you an opportunity to minister to the hurting world around you.  

http://mollypiper.com/   (The article links are on the right side)

I have been blessed to walk this road of grief with some amazing friends.  To those of you who have brought me meals, cleaned my house, mowed my lawn, helped me with home maintenance and watched my kids as I've gone ot counseling - THANK YOU!  I would be an absolute mess without you.  You have brought much glory to the Father through your service.  

"Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,  you did it to me.’" Matthew 25:37-39

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Thanks for sharing your heart here. I just read all of your entries so far and am in awe of your great God given strength and grace! Also, I've been reading Molly Piper's blogs often...she's fantastic!

Miss you and will continue to pray.