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Good Friday & Five Key Beliefs To Get You Through A Loss

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

Today is Good Friday. It’s a day of sorrow and celebration.  A day of sadness and comfort.

Here are Five Key Beliefs To Get You Through A Loss that have helped me and helped others as they grieve.

You will survive
You have a right to grieve
You don’t have to go it alone
God is good
Love never goes to waste

Good Friday is a day I feel grateful; grateful that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for my sins.  Below are some verses of Scripture to meditate on this Good Friday that help me feel grateful:

Sorrow

Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” [Romans 5:6-8]

Celebration

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” [1 John 4:9-11]

Sadness

My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.” [1 John 2:1-2]

Comfort

God will also count us as righteous if we believe in him, the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.  He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God. Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” [Romans 4:24-5:1]

 

Note: I could not find a paper copy, nor could I find it online, but I believe that I first read those five key beliefs in Five Key Beliefs To Get You Through A Loss by Carol Luebering in a CareNotes publication.

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