HOLY GRIEF - GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS

  • CAN I GET AN AMEN !!!


    GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS


    Hello friends. Now that it's the beginning of the holidays (at least in the United States) it can also be a difficult time for those who are or have experienced a loss whether it's a current traumatic loss or a lingering past loss.

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    What I have experienced to be the most helpful for me is to live a life of prayerful gratitude and thanksgiving, especially during the holidays. 

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    Several years ago a ministry friend gave me a personal prayer journal as a lovely unexpected gift. It was a time of emotional healing for me. So I began writing letters to God in this beautifully decorated prayer journal. I told Him of my pain and tears but I also wrote out my praise and thanksgiving.

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    Writing letters and notes to my Heavenly Father in my prayer journal was and still is such a blessing. Not only did crying out to the Lord in my hurtfulness give me hope and healing but praise and thanksgiving washed me with the presence of the Holy Spirit, even if it was just a little at times.

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    The apostle Paul tells us, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

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    Our God loves gratitude. A thankful heart and a voice lifted to God in thanks gets the attention of heaven.


    CAN I GET AN AMEN !!!


    Cinda Abbey

    Holy Grief Coaching

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