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A Conversation about Pain and Grief with Steven Curtis Chapman

November 19th, 2009 Posted in encouragement, video

Video: From “An Evening of Hope”

26 Responses to “A Conversation about Pain and Grief with Steven Curtis Chapman”

  1. Denise Rodarte says:

    First I want to express my deepest sympathy to both Greg and Steven. I have to agree with Steven that there really are no words to express our sympathy for another’s loss, the magnatude of each persons loss is so great and personal that a hug and to be able to sit and listen and cry with that person is really the most caring thing someone can offer. Thank you so much for posting this video. I have found this to be such a great inspiration. A dear friend just sent me a copy of Pastor Greg’s book “Hope for a Hurting Heart”. I have been walking down the road of grief for 2 years tomorrow. I lost my husband in a car accident 2 years ago tomorrow evening. It has been the most difficult 2 years I have ever had to endure, we have a daughter and son (they were 19 and 16 at the time) I have had work through my own grief and still remain strong for the kids. It is only by the grace of God that I have made it this far. Your encouraging words about seeing them in Heaven really means so much. My husband excepted Jesus as his savior and had a personal relationship with Jesus and I know that he is with Jesus now. I do find comfort in that. I am praying for peace for both families especially at this time of the year. Thank you again for sharing. God Bless. Denise

  2. Denise B. says:

    Hi Pastor Greg & Steve Chapman,

    Thanks for the blessing of talking candidly about your experience in the loss of a child. Its both comforting and encouraging, and gives direction for others who are suffering such great sorrows, for which I appreciate. I noted the commonality that you both find exceeding comfort in knowing the lost loved one is not really lost, but are in the presence of Jesus. This contrast sharply with those whose loved ones are now gone and who didn’t make it into the Lord’s presence. How does a parent, or other, find comfort in that reality? I ask you with sincerity since it seems that this would be the experience of many who sit under both your ministries.

  3. Angie says:

    Dear Pastor Greg,
    I want to thank you for being a great inpiration and role model for all of us. As you have faced the difficult times in your life, you have demonstrated your strong faith and love for Jesus. We can all learn from you. Thank you for being our Pastor.

  4. Toni Ann Alba says:

    I wanted to share this verse with you, during a very difficult time in my life I would write, sometimes pages. I was driving and this thought came to me, I pulled my car over and wrote it on a napkin, the only thing I could find at the time to write on. “Dear One, your tears do not fall upon desolate lands, rather they are collected and counted, each one as they fall into my nail scarred hands. God Bless You, Love, Toni Ann

  5. Jeff Samuelson says:

    Greg,

    Your faithfullness to the message of the cross, the blood and the resurection of our Lord is POWERFUL. You are a hero a warrior and inspiration thru the most difficult of times. I cry tears of JOY at the end of each Thursday night service.
    I am inspired by you!!!

    God Bless You

    Jeff Samuelson

  6. Cassandra Walden says:

    Our youngest son has leukaemia & everyday I am confronted with the possibility of loss …with are we doing the right thing by giving him chemo & making him suffer some more. I am so over with people saying “I dont know how you cope”- well there’s not much choice. It’s been great to have stumbled upon your & Cathe’s ministry. Thanks for the difference it makes, a reminder that God is always with us.

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