Talk it Over 05/04/20
Recap: We’ve all lost something during this season of our lives. With loss comes grief. However, many of us may not realize we are grieving nor even know how to take a step through processing grief. This week we looked at the first two of five stages of grief, Denial and Anger. The big take-aways are that God is doing something in each of these stages and we can do something in each of these stages. For us, we can start the grieving process by being 1. Honest with ourselves and 2. Honest with God. And don’t be surprised when God simply wants to bring you His peace and presence during these stages.
Icebreaker: What is one important skill that you think everyone should have?
- In one or two words, how would you describe how you feel about your current situation right now?
- Do you feel like you need to hold things all together or you’ll just fall apart? Do you feel the start of a struggle with something in particular during this time? Or do you feel calm and at complete peace?
- What is something you feel the loss of during this time? If you could make one thing go “back to normal,” what would that be?
- Where would you place yourself in the stages of grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance)?
- In order to try and answer the hard question “why would God allow this in my life?” we need to be ready to be really honest about what God wants to show us in our lives. What do you believe God wants you to focus on right now?
- How can we help those close and important to us understand what we feel? How fair is it to hold back our feelings and frustrations and expect them to meet an expectation we have of them?
- What can we do to help others navigate grief during this time? What are some things you would like others to do for you?
Want to continue to dive into grief throughout your week? Click the link below for more readings, questions and resources to bring throughout your week.