Faith, grief, Resources

Resources for Mental Health

The following list is NOT a complete list of resources but if you are struggling, it is a good place to start.

The Bible

The version does not matter. Pick up a bible and start reading it. Pray God will speak to you as you read.

Here are some verses:

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand”

2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

John 14:27 “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”

Psalm 18:32 “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect”

Psalm 34:18 “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

YouVersion Bible App Reading Plans

I have completed each of the following plans.

Daily Prayers for Grieving Hearts: A21-Day Plan for Comfort on the Road to Recovery

Breathe: A 6-Day Plan to Transform Chaos to Calm

Battle Ready by Kelly Balarie


Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously; by Kelly Balarie. My Review

Take Every Thought Captive: Exchange Lies of the Enemy for the Mind of Christ Paperback by Kelly Balarie pre-order on Amazon, the release date is April 11, 2023 (Disclaimer: I am once again on her book launch team).

Liturgies for Hope, Sixty Prayers for the Highs, the Lows, and Everything in Between; Audrey Elledge and Elizabeth Moore.

Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23; Dallas Willard


Buy any old notebook and start a gratitude journal. See what a difference keeping track of what you are thankful for can make in your life over time.

Go Outside!

Finally – get outside! Go walk at a park, around the block or just down the street and back. Not able to walk, just sit on the front steps or patio with a cup of coffee or ice tea. Then

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10 (NIV)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog