Any kind of change in our lives has the possibility of bringing grief into the situation. This book was designed to help those who are grieving. It can be used as a devotional and to journal your thoughts. Grief comes unexpectedly and almost knocks us to our knees. Grieve, but don't allow it to settle in and make a home in you. Then it becomes depression. Itzhak Perlman, renowned Israeli violinist is quoted as saying, "You know, sometimes it is the artist's task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left." We all have music left in us. We must allow God to bring it out and share it with other brokenhearted people. Joyce Pearson is a Bible study teacher and lay minister. She has spoken internationally to churches in Wales and England. The first twenty years of her teaching, she taught young adult women. Seven years into that ministry, she was asked to add a community Bible study class and continues to teach this community class today. In the mid 1980s God called her to write a Bible study workbook, "Godly Motivation." Because of God's faithfulness during her husband's extended illness and passing, she is able to reach out to others with encouragement and hope. During his illness, Joyce finished her Bible study workbook, "The Grace of Hope." God drew her to begin the study before her husband became ill, proving that He prepares us for the trials of life. Joyce is a widow. She is the mother of three sons and one daughter, one daughter-in-law, and one son-in-law. She also has a daughter-in-law who is in the presence of the Lord. Joyce has 12 grandchildren.