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How to Handle Seasons of Grief

  1. Take time to feel your pain.
  2. Grief may cause despair or depression.
  3. The Old Testament saints did not believe in second causes.
  4. Believe that God will use your sorrows for your good.
  5. Ruth - Naomi's great blessing.
  6. God is working even though we can't see it.
  7. Look forward to the future with hope.
  8. Avoid emotional extremes.
  9. Be available for the long run.
  10. Be sensitive and flexible in your communication.
  11. Don't use pat phrases to comfort others.
  12. Trust God to be the comforter.
  13. Season of grief, journey of faith.