Acts 1:3, Matthew 5:1-3, 4, 5-12, Luke 2:34-35, Matthew 6:33
1. Grief can allow us to thank God for how much someone meant to us.
2. Grief can lead us to talk to God in raw authenticity.
3. Dark Days bring loneliness, but the darkness can give way to transformation.
Big Idea: Let grief and loss remind us of our ultimate reality.
What Not to Say to Grieving People:
God wont give you more than you can handle.
God is going to make something great come from this.
God needed another angel.
Find the silver lining.
Let me tell you about MY struggle.
I know EXACTLY how you feel.
Tips of Loving Grieving People Well:
Understand there is no normal way to grieve.
Affirm their feelings and the situation.
Don’t take things personally.
Help them with practical things.
Don’t let them be isolated.