The death of one's child is a grief like no other. As a bereaved parent, part of your very being has been cut off from you, and you must figure out how to live with that part of you missing. You will never be the same, but you can have hope that your life can still have meaning and purpose again, as you learn to live in a way that honors the life of your child instead of being stuck in the deep grief of his or her death.
The Grieving Parents Sharing Hope podcast is an outreach of the national organization GPS Hope, which provides support and resources for bereaved parents, especially those who are struggling with their Christian faith after the death of their child. This show discusses many topics that only those who have lost a child can understand, and is hosted by award-winning author, speaker, singer and (most importantly) bereaved parent, Laura Diehl.
171: How Can the Holy Spirit Help Me in My Grief?
As believers in Christ, we are familiar with who Jesus is and what He did for us. We hear a lot about who God is as well. But how much do we know about the third part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit? Why do we need the Holy Spirit, and how can He help [...]
170: Finding God in the Darkness
When our child dies, it can take us to a very dark place, even if you have had a life-long close relationship with God through the indwelling Holy Spirit. In our place of deep grief, we become a target for the enemy, making it even more difficult to find God through the suffocating darkness. How [...]
169. Why Does God Seem Silent?
Often when our child dies, we search for God in our darkness and pain, but we feel like He either isn't listening or doesn't seem to care. Why is that? Laura talks about some of the possibilities in today's episode. Links Mentioned in this episode: Find out more about Laura’s books: When Tragedy Strikes. [...]
168: Where Is God in My Grief?
When our child dies, many of us believe God failed us by walking out on us. We struggle in our relationship with Him. We question ourselves with things like, Is God really who I thought He was? In today's episode, Laura does her best to answer one of those questions, Where is God in my [...]
167: Finding a Place of Rest in God After Child Loss
Last week Laura started reading a chapter about learning how to rest in God during the deep grief of the early years of child loss from her book When Tragedy Strikes: Rebuilding Your Life with Hope and Healing After the Death Of Your Child. In today's episode she finishes out the chapter and then goes [...]
166: Resting in God Within the Struggle of Deep Grief
Resting in God's love for us can be a huge struggle when we know He could have stopped the death of our child. How do we stop struggling and start resting in the very love we are questioning? Laura addresses this as she reads from a chapter in her book When Tragedy Strikes: Rebuilding Your [...]
This was my first episode. It was so good! It is nice to have someone who understands my grief.
A Great Blessing
I happened upon this podcast last summer when I searched for material for bereaved parents. This podcast and Laura’s books have been a great blessing to me on this terrible journey that no parent should have to face. Thanks to Dave and Laura Diehl for sharing their story and offering support to bereaved parents, reminding us all that HOPE is not lost!
-Gie in NC
I am newly bereaved and you are helping immensely. 🙏❤️🙏