Hope In The Midst Of Loss

hope in the midst of loss

Hope In The Midst Of Loss

4.75 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Sorrows visit all of us in many forms: job layoffs, doctor reports, divorces, foreclosures, prison sentences, natural disasters, or deaths of loved ones. Whatever the circumstance, it is in these places that our souls long for a light that will pierce the looming hopelessness. Author Beth Weikel compassionately leads her readers along the pathway of loss—one that she herself has traveled many times—and into the hope that passes all understanding. Through engaging stories from her own experiences, she shines the light of God’s Word upon a well-worn path of suffering. Her poignant and moving devotionals allow readers to press through their darkest journeys, sometimes asking themselves and God the hard questions, and finding the answers that only his Spirit can reveal.

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We come alongside people when something profound has happened and offer hope.

4 reviews for Hope In The Midst Of Loss

  1. 4 out of 5


    y JBJNYG on December 20, 2015

    Format: Paperback

    In this devotional, Weikel uses her personal experiences to encourage the reader and show them it is possible for God’s light to still show through life’s struggles. According to the author, this book came out of her search for hope to help deal with life’s challenges and losses. It is divided into six parts: Life in the Unexpected, Adjustments, Hope Reaches Out, Relinquishing and Remembering, Transparency, and First String. There is likely to be something in here which will be relatable to everyone. Each devotional includes Bible verses and a section entitled “Hope applied.” Perhaps my favorite devotion in this book is #21, “Measured Instruction for Level Ground.” This devotional includes a number of verses that have made a difference in the author’s walk with the Lord. Many of the verses spoke to me, as well. Also included in this devotion are the song lyrics from Nichole Nordeman. Overall, this book reminds the reader that there is a purpose for every situation in life, even the painful ones, and that God is always bigger than our weaknesses.

  2. 5 out of 5


    By Patricia A Hiller on December 9, 2015

    Format: Kindle Edition

    Beth shares her personal losses and how God continues to bless her life. The book provides hope thru belief and courage for all who are struggling with loss. I found this book to be helpful to anyone struggling with any situation. The book is easy to read and well written. Excerpts from the bible on how to work thru pain and assurances of God’s word that He is faithful, give hope to all. I would highly recommend this book!

  3. 5 out of 5


    By Sandra Wood on May 9, 2016

    Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

    Hope is embodied in the story of Jesus Christ, who died for the people He loved, and was resurrected as the first of many eternal sons and daughters. Jesus returned to lead God’s children home, with the promise that the journey would be hard, but we would never be alone. Today’s believers, read about Jesus’ story in reverse. The Bible reveals the story of His suffering and triumph. In the Bible we learn His lessons from the disciples who knew Him, walked alongside Him and were changed by the journey. Reading Beth Weikel’s book is like reading her modern God- authored story in reverse. She captured hard-learned lessons of grief, and poured them out as praise. Her written voice resonates with the sound of a restored life. There is genuine concern for us, the reader. There is a mother’s tenderness in paragraphs she writes for us, the wounded, but there is no trace of self-pity. The devotional was written– and is intended to be consumed– one experience with God, one topic, one chapter, and one precept of faith at a time. Woven among the lines of information, are revelations of God whispering to the reader, “I am with you, I will comfort you and will never leave you alone”. Beth supplied more than an interpretation of the words she read in scripture. She supplied a road map out of the valley of loss, so we can “…go out in joy and be lead forward in peace.”

  4. 5 out of 5


    By Amazon Customer on January 12, 2016
    Format: Paperback
    Hope in the Midst of Loss: Beth Weikel

    Hope can be defined in many different ways and in different contexts. You can hope to get a good report from a teacher or a doctor’s results. You can hope that a loved one will get well and come home. You can hope that a young son will be safe and come home from his tour in the army. You can hope that there will be peace in the world. How do you deal with hope and not give up your faith when there are many lessons of loss and a year of events as the author relates that will cause anyone to scream, yell, cry, should and feel anger in every fiber of her body.

    The “season of loss that her husband, Dave, and I ( in her words) had been walking through with the Lord has brought layer after layer of events that rocked us and our world.” They are no longer the same two people. Their oldest son Ian, went off to fight in Iraq and never made it home alive. Her daughter-in-law left the army to give birth to their first grandchild. Later she would discover something about herself that would cause her to need medical attention. Learning about her son’s death followed and was traumatic. How do you deal with the rawness of grief? God is with us every step of the way and within this book the author relates many scriptures, verses and important devotionals to help show you that God is there to bring you through. His heart, mind and light always shine. “When we come before God in our pain we gradually realize something profound.” This gook answers many questions that we all have and will help guide you through rough and difficult times, bring you light and a better understanding of God, yourself and others. At the end of each chapter the author asks you to reflect on the chapter by thinking about the answers to the questions that she poses.

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  • About By His Design

    Dave and Beth Weikel have worked in full-time ministry, business, and public education for over 30 years. God is using their season of loss to provide hope and healing for others.
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