Life Streams Episode 4 Study Guide
Grace to Grieve Study Guide
LifeStreams Episode 4
Donna L Lewis
Grief, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is, “deep sorrow, trouble or annoyance; the response to loss, especially the loss of someone who has died.” It is important to understand that while grief is intensified by the loss of a loved one, it is not confined to that loss alone. Grief is part of the human experience whenever there is loss or trauma.
So comfort one another with this hope, and encourage one another with these words.”
(a) What does it mean to you when Paul cautions his disciples to not “grieve as those outside of true hope”?
(b) Think now of the opposite: What does it mean to grieve with hope?
7. Grieving with faith. Consider Hebrews 6:4.
How does your perspective shift when you view loss as an offering of faith/worship to the Lord?
(a) Are there any areas of your loss, the experience of grief that you have held back from the Lord?
(b) If so, describe what is holding you back. Possible areas may be fear, shame or guilt?
8. God of Comfort.
Meditate on the following passages of Scripture: 2Corinthians 1:3, Isaiah 53 and Hebrews 5.
(a) Describe your thoughts.
(b) How is Christ able to relate to you personally as you walk through grief, disappointment and pain?
(c) In what ways will you be able to support others experiencing sorrow?
9. What is one step toward hope you will commit to take this week?
Author, Donna L Lewis Donna makes her home in the mountains of Tennessee with her husband, artist, Jade Lewis. She is an author, influencer, music mentor, singer, songwriter and avid motorcyclist. Author, "Toxic to Transformed, 100 Words of Life to Renew the Mind,"