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If It Be Thy Will by Shaun K. BillsWhen Overcoming Your Grief Seems Impossible…

Discover how one family’s incredible journey through loss, heartache and grief has ultimately led them closer to God, their lost loved ones and each other. This true story is written as a guide to help those who have experienced pain and loss cope, endure and learn to smile again.

“Grief and loss are inevitable. We all have or will lose someone we love. In the midst of the intense grief associated with the death of a loved one, enduring such a loss may seem overwhelming if not impossible. Healing, peace and happiness can feel like hollow words that have no possibility of attainment or realization. While “walking through the valley of the shadow of death,” it’s easy to get lost.

The message of “If It Be Thy Will” is that there is hope and there is a way to make it through! One can find faith, peace and happiness even after the loss of a loved one.

“If It Be Thy Will” shares the inspirational account of Shaun Bills and his multiple experiences with death, grief and healing. This book relates the events surrounding the deaths of three of his younger siblings Jeffrey, Emilee, Jeremy, the suicide of his friend Darrell and the nearly fatal shooting of his nephew Philip.

This touching story demonstrates that with God’s assistance, tragedies can be turned into triumphs and one can move forward after the loss of a loved one to have a happy and fulfilling life. It beautifully illustrates that even though we may not be able to choose the events which happen to us, such as the death of a loved one, we can choose how we let those events affect us.”

INTRODUCTION: “Death—few words can invoke such a myriad of emotions. Death is inevitable for each member of creation. For some, it is a welcome friend at the end of a lengthy journey, a gateway to a better place of happy reunions with loved ones long gone. For others, it is a bitter enemy, feared and dreaded, the end of the only existence they know or comprehend. At times, it comes slowly and in a predictable fashion. At other times, the candle of life is extinguished without warning. Death does not respect anyone; it does not discriminate by age, gender, religion, or occupation. The physical death of our mortal bodies is an inevitable experience that we all will face.

Just as each person is unique, so are the circumstances of our deaths. There is, however, a common thread that touches every member of the family of Adam: the experience of bereavement. Regardless of the conditions, someone somewhere mourns the loss of a living soul. Whether the passing is expected or sudden, there is a grieving process.

To those who read these words and have suffered a loss let me first offer my sympathies and condolences on your behalf. I can relate to the roller coaster of emotions that you are on, and I appreciate the pain you are feeling. Next, I offer my encouragement and support. Though you may feel like you are going crazy and that there is no relief in sight, there is a way to make it through what you are facing. The feelings of anger, guilt, physical sickness, and immense sadness are normal emotions and all a part of a process. I hope that these words will be of comfort and inspiration to you.

There have been many books written about grief that give great insight into coping with the loss of a loved one. To me, the most meaningful are the personal experiences of those who have faced grief and found a way to move forward in their lives while honoring the memory of those who are now gone.

In sharing the experiences of my family and myself, my prayer is that our story might lift others and ease their burdens. My desire is that others may find hope and comfort in knowing that there is a way to endure the indescribable pain of losing a loved one. Ultimately, I strive to demonstrate that peace, happiness, and even gratitude can be found. Though I share these words as the oldest brother, I attempt to convey the emotions and experience of my family as a whole.” Read more excerpts from the book >

  • 7 Stages of Grief
  • Grief Management
  • Bereavement
  • How to Deal with the Loss of a Loved One
  • Coping with Death of a Family Member or Friend
  • Faith and Finding Comfort from God
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