The road to recovery after the loss of a loved one can seem hopeless and endless. As no stranger to tragedy, author Vernessa Blackwell understands the paralyzing effects that can be caused by the deaths of loved ones, especially when you feel there is nowhere or no one to turn to. In The Grief Helpline, Blackwell opens up about the many devastating losses she’s experienced and how she was able to heal and eventually find joy where she didn’t think possible. With this devotional, Blackwell inspires your journey to grief recovery and joy restoration with daily thoughts, verses, prayers, and challenges, as she walks you through the five stages of grief: shock and denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
A place of healing may seem unreachable at times, but if you speak to God and learn to face your grief, you will restore your happiness, piece by piece.
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My life has been filled with grief since I was a child. My experience with death started when I was 9 years old. In the span of 2.5 years, I lost my maternal grandmother & grandfather and paternal grandfather. By the time I was 12, life was bleak. I just went through the motions. But nothing compared to my parents, who suffered often in silence. It got so bad that my mother needed depression medicine just to make it through the day. My parents could barely deal with their grief let alone help their children process the losses. We'd cry in private. Mourn separately. Slowly we became numb to death. Funeral after funeral, we built walls around our hearts and lived in the past. If only to preserve the memories of our lost loved ones. My family had strong ties to the Catholic Church, but I never realized I could turn to God for comfort and joy. It wasn't until I read The Grief Helpline, 22 years later, that I realized what an intricate role God plays in helping us heal after grief. I highly recommend reading Vernessa’s book. It will change the way you live after you encounter the death of your loved ones, so you find peace and joy in life.