Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quotes on grief; yours

If anybody's reading this, what quote or verse or passage do you find comfort in? In times of grief is there a song verse, Bible verse or poem that you look to? Whether you're a bereaved parent, you've buried a grandparent or a pet, what helps you grieve?

I have many, many, many that I love. I can remember reading 23rd Psalms several hundred times as I was in labor with Keely. Lines in many songs ring close to my heart: Dashboard Confessional's line "my heart is sturdy but it needs you to survive" is one.

A verse close to, if not at, the top of my list is Psalm 4:8.


  1. These lines by Mary Oliver, that a friend sent in one of the first sympathy cards I received have always stuck with me:

    "To live in this world

    you must be able
    to do three things:
    to love what is mortal;
    to hold it

    against your bones knowing
    your own life depends on it;
    and, when the time comes to let it go,
    to let it go."

    I also love the poem
    "The thing is" by Ellen Bass, which you can read here:

  2. Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise him, my savior and my God Psalm 42:11 GNT (Goodnews translation),..... And I am sorry for your loss! I don't know how it feels and I won't understand, but what I do understand is God gives beauty for ashes, The Garment of Praise over the spirit of heaviiness... Godbless you Jesus Loves You... i Don't know you but I will Pray for You!