Grief

Billy Graham Chaplains Deploy to London After Prince Philip’s Death

A team of crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) is ministering in central London following the news of Prince Philip’s death. On Friday morning (9th April, 2021), Queen Elizabeth II announced the passing of her husband, Prince Philip. The Duke of Edinburgh was 99 years old, and had been married Her …

Australian Bushfire Victim Finds Hope After Years of Sadness

Anne-Marie* and her husband reached out to a chaplain for help. She’s one of the thousands of people who have been affected by the Australian bushfires that began last September. It’s considered one of the worst bushfire seasons in decades. Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) have been in the midst …

Comfort in Mourning

The Bible teaches unmistakably that we can triumph over bereavement. The Psalmist said, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Self-pity can bring no enduring comfort. The fact is, it will only add to your misery. And unremitting grief will give you little consolation in itself, for grief begets grief. …

God Our Comforter

There is also comfort in mourning, because in the midst of mourning God gives a song. His presence in our lives changes our mourning into song, and that song is a song of comfort. This kind of comfort is the kind which enabled a devout Englishman to look at a deep dark hole in the …

Jesus is Our Comforter

Christ is the answer to sorrow. When Harry Lauder, the great Scottish comedian, received word that his son had been killed in France, he said, “In a time like this, there are three courses open to man: He may give way to despair and become bitter. He may endeavor to drown his sorrow in drink …

Joy in Sorrow

At some time in life all of us feel the loneliness of sorrow. Mary and Martha were saddened by the death of their brother, Lazarus, and Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Theirs was a loneliness of sorrow. The shortest verse in the Bible tells us …