When life throws you a curve ball, it’s normal to feel that God has abandoned you. In the midst of my husband’s death, I felt confused and upset. I didn’t know what to do or who to turn to for help. Here are some steps that helped me during this difficult time:
What To Do As A Christian When My Husband Died
Pray for God’s strength to get you through the day.
As a Christian, you must pray for God’s strength. This will help you get through the day and make decisions that are right for you. You can also pray that God would give you guidance and show you how to move forward in your life. It is important that you ask God to help make the right decisions as well as find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Seek and accept help from family and friends as needed.
You may find that you need help from family and friends during this time. This is normal, so do not be afraid to ask for it.
Make sure that you are speaking with a professional if you feel the need for one. The church community can also be of great support, as well as your community in general.
Pray and ask God to surround you with Christian people who will strengthen you.
When a man or woman dies, it is normal to feel grief and pain. But as Christians, we know that death is not the end—it is just one step in our eternal journey with God.
There are many things you can do to help yourself through this difficult time:
- Pray for strength each morning and night as you face this trial.
- Seek out family and friends who will support you during this hard time, even if they don’t fully understand what it’s like to lose their husband or wife. Allow them into your life so they can comfort you when needed.
Devote your time to being around people who can encourage you in your faith in Jesus Christ.
It is important to have Christian friends who can encourage you in your faith in Jesus Christ, who will help you through difficult times, and who will help you learn more about God. It is also important to have Christian friends who will grow with you as a Christian, so that together all of us can become closer to the Lord.
Be willing to try new things that might bring you closer to God.
- Pray. Pray for the strength to get through this difficult time, and for your husband in heaven.
- Think about what he would want you to do, and how you can honor his memory. If he loved a particular church, go there as often as possible; if he was involved in any kind of ministry or outreach program at his old church, volunteer with them now that they need help so much more than ever before; if there are people who were close friends before he died but have since fallen out of touch with him due to some conflict or misunderstanding between them (or even just because their lives have moved on), reach out now with an open heart and let them know that they’re welcome back into your life and home anytime they want it—you’ll be glad they came!
Ask yourself how best to use your talents, skills and interests to do God’s work during this difficult time in your life.
As a Christian, it is your duty to help God’s children in their time of need. This is a time when you can prove yourself and show the Lord that you love him by doing His will. Here are some ways you can use your talents, skills and interests to do God’s work during this difficult time in your life:
- Ask God to show you how to use your talents, skills and interests to do God’s work.
- Ask friends and family for advice and help on how they would like you to use those same things.
Find Christian women and men who are a few years ahead of you on the path of widowhood, then ask their advice, encouragement and prayers.
- Find Christian women and men who are a few years ahead of you on the path of widowhood, then ask their advice, encouragement and prayers.
- If you’ve been a Christian for a while but have never had the opportunity to meet anyone from your church who is currently going through widowhood (or if they’re all too busy), consider connecting with someone online at Christiandivorce.com or in The Christian Women’s Network or The Christian Men’s Network; both offer ways for Christians in similar situations to connect with others who can offer needed guidance and support as they navigate life alone after losing a spouse, particularly during times of crisis such as when one loses their job or has financial troubles after losing a spouse because both spouses usually worked full time jobs before marriage).
Develop a spiritual discipline of reading the Bible through, then begin again at year’s end.
In the first year of widowhood, I found that reading through the Bible in a year was a crucial part of my spiritual growth. In this time, I devoted time every day to reading at least one chapter and sometimes two chapters from my daily plan. Having some kind of structure to my reading helped me stay consistent with it, even when life got busy or when I didn’t feel like reading.
I also found that having a plan for where to start each day helped me focus on what was most important: God’s Word and His will for my life.
Make sure you have an estate plan that makes things easy for your children and heirs when it is necessary for them to divide up your belongings after your death. See https://www.christianet.com/willsguide/christianwills.htm for help in making a will or trust if you don’t have one already. You can make a free last will, living will and medical power of attorney at https://www.christianet.com/cdfreetrial/.
- Make sure you have an estate plan that makes things easy for your children and heirs when it is necessary for them to divide up your belongings after your death.
- You can make a free last will, living will and medical power of attorney at https://www.christianet.com/cdfreetrial/.
Following these steps as a Christian will help when life deals us unexpected blows like the death of a loved one or spouse
The Bible tells us that we can find comfort in the Lord at all times, especially in our trials:
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).
It’s important for Christians who experience a loss like this to surround themselves with people who will encourage them in their faith.
But how do we do that?
Here are some practical steps you can take as a Christian when life deals us unexpected blows like the death of a loved one or spouse:
We hope that following these steps as a Christian will help when life deals us unexpected blows like the death of a loved one or spouse.