There are times when the pain of grief is far more intense than any physical pain. I urge each of you, if you are in the throes of grief, to find support in God’s Word and in other people. Invite trusted companions to hold you up when you no longer have the strength yourself. We may feel alone on our journey in life, but this is not true. The Lord and His angels are always with us and are manifest in the presence of friends, family, pastors, and sometimes even strangers.
I hope that you find comfort in the messages presented here. Draw courage and strength for the journey ahead, knowing that God is providing for you and that you are not alone.
& Creative Director
Articles in this issue
The journey of grief
Everyone’s experience of loss is unique. Rev. Clark Echols provides compassionate insight, comfort, and practical strategies to walk the complex and difficult path of grief.
Real challenges: reconciling anger at God
Many people feel angry at God after losing a loved one. Rev. Glenn Alden explores the process of facing and letting go of this anger.
Seeking answers – grief and acceptance
Grief and loss cannot be avoided in this life. Rev. Mark Allais responds to common questions that arise as a person navigates the stormy waters…
"My faith was sorely tested when my husband was diagnosed with ALS"
With a journey marked by courage and deep faith, Julie Conaron shares her experience of loss and her confidence in God's plan for her future…
Comfort from words of scripture
Readers from around the world respond to the question: “What words from scripture have brought you comfort in a difficult time?”
Going deeper (Bible study) – recognizing and embracing God
In life we often feel alone and in the dark. In this article, Rev. Jeremy Simons takes a deeper look at the Easter story, helping…
Small groups: explore providence
Gather some friends together and utilize this small group outline as structure and a starting point for a small group study and discussion. Also great…