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Finding Jesus In the Small Things

Life is full of ups and downs. We experience happiness and sadness, laughter and tears, love and loss. In the midst of all this, it’s important to find Jesus in the small things. During times of grief, it can be hard to see Him at all. But if we open our hearts to Him, we will find that He is always with us.

In this blog post, we will explore the topic of finding Jesus in the small things while experiencing grief.  We will discuss the importance of seeking Him out, and offer some tips on how to do so.

Tips for Finding Jesus in Grief

When we are grieving, it can be difficult to see anything good in the world. The pain is all-consuming and everything feels dark. But if we allow ourselves to grieve and open our hearts to Jesus, He will help us find hope again.

Here are a few tips for finding Jesus in the small things while grieving:

Pray

One of the best things you can do when grieving is to pray. Talk to Jesus, and tell Him how you’re feeling. He already knows, but it will help you to express your pain and sorrow.

Find a Christian Community

Another great way to find Jesus in the small things is to seek out a Christian community. There, you will find people who understand what you’re going through and can offer support and prayer.

Read the Bible

The Bible is full of hope and comfort. Spend time reading it, and allow God’s word to speak to your heart.

Look for the Good

It’s easy to focus on the negative when we’re grieving. But if we take the time to look for the good, we will see that Jesus is still at work in the world. Look for His love in the people around you, and in nature.

Spend Time in Nature

Another way to find Jesus is to spend time in nature. Go for a walk, sit by a lake, or just sit outside and look at the stars. Being in nature can help us feel closer to God and can give us a sense of peace.

Talk to a Friend

It’s important to talk about our grief with someone who understands what we’re going through. A friend or family member can offer support and comfort during this difficult time.

Write Down Your Thoughts

Writing down our thoughts can be very therapeutic. It can help us to process our feelings and to see them from a different perspective.

Talk to a Professional

If you’re struggling to cope with your grief, it’s important to seek professional help. A counselor or therapist can provide guidance and support.

Bible Verses About Finding God in Grief

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4

 

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

 

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3

 

“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 receive  from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

How God Can Work Through the Small Things in Grief

When we’re grieving, it can be difficult to see how God is working in our lives. But if we trust Him, we will see that He is always with us. He works through the small things to bring us comfort and hope.

Something as small as a sunny day, a bird chirping outside your window, or a kind word from a friend can be a sign that God is with you. These small things can offer hope and help us to see that He is still at work in the world.

No matter how dark our grief may feel, we can trust that Jesus is with us. He will never leave us or forsake us. And He will use even the smallest things to remind us of His love.

Helping Others See the Small Things While They Are Grieving

If you know someone who is grieving, there are a few things you can do to help them find Jesus in the small things.

Pray for Them

Ask God to comfort them and give them strength. In addition to praying for them in private, ask if you can pray for them in person or write down your prayers to send to them.

Listen to Them

Let them share their thoughts and feelings with you. Ask them if they want your advice or perspective, or simply need a listening ear.

Encourage Them

Remind them of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. Send them regular encouragement through a quick text, email, or phone call.

Point Out the Small Things

Finally, point out the small things. Help them to see how God is working in their lives, even in the midst of sorrow.

When we’re grieving, it’s important to remember that Jesus is with us. He will never leave us or forsake us. And He will use even the smallest things to remind us of His love and comfort us in our time of need.

When to Seek Professional Help During Grief

If you’re struggling to cope with your grief, it’s important to seek professional help. A counselor or therapist can provide guidance and support.

There are a few signs that it might be time to seek professional help:

 

  • You’re having difficulty functioning at work or home
  • You’re relying on alcohol or drugs to deal with your pain
  • You’re feeling hopeless or suicidal
  • Your grief is lasting for more than a year

 

If you’re experiencing any of these things, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. You don’t have to go through this alone.

Our team is passionate about helping our patients and their loved one’s work through times of grief, always looking for the small blessing Jesus sends their way. If you need professional assistance or guidance during your time of grief, please reach out to our team.

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