Grieving Through the Holidays?

December 6, 2012 — 7 Comments


For many, the holidays are difficult as they continuously mourn the loss of someone special.  If you are dealing with these feelings today, please know my heart is with you.  May the following quotes and verses bring you a bit of comfort.


“After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”

~ 1 Peter 5:10 ESV


“God will never let you go. You have his word. Even more, you have God’s help.”

~ Max Lucado


“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!”

~ Psalm 42:5-6


“Peace means the absence of fear and turmoil, not the absence of pain and grief.”

~ Beth Moore


“Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

~ Matthew 5:4


“In a changing world, it’s important that we hold onto an unchanging Christ.”

~ Chuck Smith


“For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.”

~ Isaiah 49:13b NIV


“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but by perseverance.”

~ H. Jackson Brown


“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.”

~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV


“When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.”

~ John Gardner


“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

~ Psalm 119:50 NIV


“Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.”

~ Ann Landers


“In you, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.”

~ Psalm 31:1-3 NIV


“If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure.”

~ Ed Sullivan


“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

~ Isaiah 41:10 NIV


“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

~ Isaiah 41:10 NIV


“Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.”

~ J. Willard Marriott


“We rejoice in spite of our grief, not in place of it.”

~ Woodrow Kroll


You may also like:

7 Ways to Keep Your Joy Daily

30 Simple Reasons to be Grateful

Ideas for Displaying Family Heirlooms

©2012 Connie Davis Johnson



7 responses to Grieving Through the Holidays?


    I had one Christmas like that, it was the first Christmas without my father. It gets a little easier each year but it is still tough. I just try to remember all of the good holidays and make sure to put a Christmas arrangement down on his grave.


      So sorry for your loss! Memories are such a comfort.
      I love Christmas arrangements in cemeteries. It’s like leaving pieces of love and helps brightens a dreary place.
      Thanks for sharing. I wish you a very merry Christmas.


    This will be my first Christmas in 60 yrs without my dad. Since his passing the end of March 2012 so many other events I have celebrated without him. But its the everyday happenings I miss most. Not being able to pick up the phone just to chat, or drop in on him and work a puzzle. I do find great comfort in precious memories and the fact that he did profess Christ as his Savior. But it’s so hard without him.


      What a tribute to a wonderful father that you miss him so deeply. He was surely a great man. Praying for your Heavenly Father to wrap you in His arms as you cope with his loss. And a big hug from me the next time I see you!

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