Show-notes to interview with fellow-podcaster Rachel Schelb

(Writer and Host of Love Well on Purpose Podcast.)

Listen to podcast part 1 on Grief Support here.

Listen to podcast part 2 on Finding Your People here.



We have all walked through grief and trials in our lives or will at some point in the future.

God’s Word says in John 16:33:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

So when we walk through troubles: broken relationships, sicknesses, losing loved ones, miscarriages, failed adoptions, crushing news…and it can go on and on…

We are promised that the Lord will meet us in our grief. That he knows this world will have troubles that will effect us all, but He promises that we can still have peace and comfort in Him! Thank you Lord!

In this podcast, Rachel shares with us some of the hard things she has walked through in her life and why God has given her a passion to support those walking through grief and loss.

She says that everyone can fall into two categories at any given time:

  1. Grievers: you are in the midst of experiencing the trouble and trial we referred to above.
  2. Grief supporters: coming alongside and loving someone walking through grief or loss.

Rachel answers 2 questions:

  1. How can we comfort and walk beside others we love experiencing grief?
    • How should we view a grief journey? Marathon/sports analogy given.
    • I also asked Rachel, How can we take a healthy “time-out” and communicate that with a friend or family member that is walking through grief?
  1. How can the Lord comfort us in our personal grief journey?
    • Rachel takes us through these scriptures in the podcast and shares the detailed meanings behind each one:
      • Psalm 34:18—The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
      • Psalm 56:8— “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?”
      • 2 Corinthians 4:8-9— “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;”


Adrian Rogers said this truth about when we face troubles:

“Stop telling God how big your storm is. Instead, tell the storm how BIG your God is.” AMEN!




2 topics I unpack with Rachel:

  1. What is true community?
    1. The importance of having your people and being there for someone else.
    2. How can we seek out others and find my place? Rachel challenges us on ways to reach out and how to be a friend.
    3. Embracing the grief and experiences that you have walked through can connect you deeply with others. We need friendships—Don’t walk through it alone!
  2. What does God’s Word say about living in community together? Rachel shares the meanings and significance of these 2 verses on the podcast.
    1. Galatians 6:2 — “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”
    2. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 — “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Go listen to the podcast for more details and answers to ALL of these questions!

Follow Rachel @rachelschelb or on her LOVE WELL ON PURPOSE Podcast.

Listen to podcast part 1 on Grief Support here.

Listen to podcast part 2 on Finding Your People here.