Are those who have faith in God’s goodness supposed to grieve? Bob Kellemen reminds us that the Bible is both painfully honest and eternally encouraging about our hurts—assuring us that it is normal to hurt but also possible to hope. This devotional offers suggested resources and reflection questions to help you to apply gospel truth, day by day, to your grief. Be honest with your grief and give voice to it—then see how you can find comfort and even bring comfort to others.
In the 31-Day Devotionals for Life series, biblical counselors and Bible teachers guide you through Scripture passages that speak to specific situations or struggles, helping you to apply God’s Word to your life in practical ways day after day.
About the author:
Bob is Professor of Biblical Counseling at Faith Bible Seminary. He is also the Founder and CEO of RPM Ministries. For seventeen years Bob served as the founding Chairman of and Professor in the MA in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, MD. Bob was also the founding Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition, where he served for six years. Bob has pastored three churches and equipped biblical counselors in each church. Bob and his wife, Shirley, have two adult children. Dr. Kellemen is the author of several books including Gospel-Centered Counselingand Gospel Conversations.
“Grief can become suffocating. You long for a friend to help you connect God’s Word with your overwhelming feelings of loss. Bob Kellemen is that friend, skillfully helping readers to rise above their anguish in his remarkable new book. . . . As one who understands loss, I highly recommend it!” ~Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder/CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
“This warm devotional is helpful and encouraging. . . . Take a walk through the earthly journey of Jesus and listen to his gracious, redirecting words of hope and comfort.” ~Paul Tautges, Founder, Counseling One Another (blog); Author, Comfort the Grieving
“Bob gently and purposefully brings us from the casket of loss back to the abundant life that we have in Christ.” ~Julie Ganschow, Founder and Executive Director, Reigning Grace Counseling Center
“Introduces people in the throes of grief, in fresh and intimate ways, to the Savior who draws close and brings peace.” ~Andy Farmer, Pastor of Counseling and Care, Covenant Fellowship Church, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania