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Trusting God for Help in Times of Grief

“If there’s anything I can do to help, just let me know.”

Have you ever said this to a grieving family, but never heard back about what they needed? It’s not because they don’t need anything. It’s probably because they’re too overwhelmed to know what to ask for.

Please enjoy this video, where I share some specific help that you can offer, so that you can be a vessel of God’s love and provision when people need it most.

Here’s a list that you can save for future reference:

Bring Food:

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Kid-friendly snacks
  • Reheatable dinners

Run Errands for them (especially the kind related to getting ready for the funeral)

Give them a break:

  • Massage coupon
  • Household chores
  • Entertain their children

Financial Relief:

  • Cash
  • Gift Cards
  • Grocery Staples

Reflection: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows” (2Corinthians 1:3-5).  

Journal: What are some of the most helpful things that people in The Body have done for you during past seasons of grief? Please share your experiences below.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Carmen says:

    Great video! I always encourage people to make lists of things or items needed when they think of them. When someone calls and says “let me know if there’s anything I can do,” the person can go straight to the list with a task for the caller.

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