RESTORED Moments: A Six-Day Grief Devotional

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Marilyn C F Willis, Feb 15, 2021 - Religion - 59 pages

Does finding God during your grief and loss feel impossible? God has not forgotten you.

If you find yourself in chaos, suffering, in turmoil, confused, lost, brokenhearted, and in need of Jesus’ restoration, then you are in the right place. “RESTORED Moments: A Six-Day Grief Devotional” is a comforting book to help you find Christ during your grief and apply the Bible to your loss. 


·    Tips for navigating loss

·    Ways God creates order during the chaos of grief

·    Biblical examples of how God provides in the midst of hardship

·    Biblical promises that bring comfort 

·    Renewal as you rest in God's word

·    God's plan for Eternal and Current Restoration

Thank you, Father, that you are with us wherever we go, even into the depths of grief (Joshua 1:9). You are our God of Order, our God of Comfort, our God of Memory, our God of Renewal, and our God of Restoration! Today, may we discover Your Restored Moment. Amen.

★★★★★ “I was reminded and encouraged in my faith, that God can bring restoration out of ANY situation. I love that each devotional is linked to scripture and describes an aspect of God’s character.”

- Åsa Fisher, YWAM Counseling School Director

★★★★★ "Each day of the RESTORED Moments devotional has rich and encouraging content that is worthy of an extended time of thought, prayer, and worship. During my own loss, I remember experiencing a flood of thoughts, in the shock, grief, and confusion. This devotional’s structure gives the space to organize these thoughts and a path for where to begin processing”

- Leah Green, Navigators Closer Prayer Retreat Co-Director


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Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite
Are you struggling with grief? Is your world full of chaos and mental anguish? If so, you are not alone. Marilyn Willis wants to walk with you on
the road to restoration and peace of mind. In Restored Moments: A Six-Day Grief Devotional, she shares how to heal from grief and get back on the road of your life. Marilyn divides her book into five sections—each one dealing with one of her Restored principles. Grief affects all of us, but Marilyn walks her readers through the steps to heal from the grief. Marilyn uses the right Scriptures to highlight each step along the way. This book is full of hope and encouragement because it is full of God’s Word. When we realize that we can successfully move past grief, healing can take place.
In Restored Moments, Marilyn Willis divides each chapter into several parts. The first part is the lesson based on Scripture. Then Marilyn gives her personal reflection on the Restored principle discussed in that chapter. After Marilyn’s reflection, she gives a short prayer, the link to music that accompanies the meditation, then finishes each chapter with a workbook for application. Marilyn cleverly ties each chapter together with an illustration of restoring an old chair. Her writing is engaging and entertaining. She keeps the reader’s attention and makes reading this book a joy. The subject is difficult, but Marilyn handles grief with care and compassion. Restored Moments is an easy-to-read book filled with wise words about growing through grief.

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About the author (2021)

Every grief journey starts with a first step. Author, Marilyn Willis, took her first step at fifteen years old after her mother died from cancer. Her healing began in high school when she joined a grief group. Recognizing the healing power of community, Marilyn has been leading grief groups ever since and has seen the content, dialogues, and exercises found in the RESTORED workbook restore lives.

Mary Wall, RNC, the President of the Board for Kauai Hospice stated, “Marilyn was hired as our bereavement coordinator and quickly became the best bereavement coordinator I have worked with. Marilyn was most well known in the community for the impactful grief groups she led for Gentiva Hospice families and the community. All her members felt accepted, understood and more at peace after completing the group. In RESTORED, Marilyn has been able to bring the grief group experience, that so many in our hospice and community have benefited from, directly to your home and heart. Sharing the stories of many survivors of loss, this workbook gives you a place to process your loss, learn about common reactions to grief and engage in practices that help you reflect on the changes taking place in your life.”

Marilyn Willis is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, who graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Over the past twenty years, Marilyn has been leading grief groups at churches, nursing homes, and as a hospice bereavement coordinator.

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