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10 Quotes from Pastor Colin’s book “For All Who Grieve”

February 26, 2020

If you are struggling with any kind of loss (your loved one died, you were let go from a job, your income dropped, a good friend moved away, your reputation was damaged, or a relationship ended) then the book For All Who Grieve is for you.  

Each chapter begins with the story of a couple who experienced the loss of a child and ends with a glimpse into the book of Lamentations to see how God ministers to grieving people. Along the way, you will consider the relationship between your grief and the themes: talk, tears, guilt, grievance, hope, and healing.

There are a lot of good and very practical things in the book For All Who Grieve, but the best part is that Pastor Colin Smith warmly and skillfully points us to the tender shepherd we all look for when we have to navigate the valley of sorrow and loss – Jesus Christ.

10 Quotes from For All Who Grieve

10. On Tears

Tears are the shuddering of the body at the pain of the soul. (25)

9. On Pressure

Grief builds in the soul like steam in a boiler, and the pressure of grief that is not expressed can break your heart. (40)

8. On Others

God calls your brothers and sisters to weep with you, but that can only happen if you will allow others to walk with you in your sorrow. (46)

7. On Conscience

Your conscience is a gift from God, and its voice must be heard. (61)

6. On Guilt

The answer to false guilt is truth, and the answer to true guilt is grace. (62)

5. On Love

It’s hard to believe that God loves you when He takes away someone you love. (71)

4. On Jesus

There are whispers of Jesus all over Lamentations. (80)

3. On Anger

If you believe that God is angry with you, it won’t be long before you are angry with Him. (82)

2. On Prayer

You don’t need to have an ordered and peaceful mind before you can pray. (109)

1. On Faith

Your faith holds onto Christ, but the greater truth is that Christ holds onto you. (111)

The Author
Tim Augustyn

Tim serves as the resident pastor, writer, and editor of Unlocking the Bible. He was born and raised in northern Wisconsin, came to faith in his 20's while working in the business world, and received a Master's in Divinity from Trinity International University. He is author of the children’s book Man on the Run, and co-author of The One Year Unlocking the Bible Devotional with Colin Smith. Tim and his wife, Janna, and their four kids live in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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