Find comfort and hope in the great promises of God. “Cast all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. Try to take it one day at a time and one prayer at a time. Allow yourself time for sadness – it clears the heart and mind. Find good counsel, whether it is with a loved one, a pastor, or a professional counselor. Go through the cycles of grief: Shock, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Sorrow, and Acceptance. Anger can be justified, but it should not last months and should never be violent.