Can You Just Sit with Me?

Can You Just Sit with Me?

Healthy Grieving for the Losses of Life

by Natasha Smith

Can You Just Sit with Me?
  • Length: 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.5 in
  • Published: September 26, 2023
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0621-4
  • Item Code: A0621

"Why are you still sad about that?"

It takes time and space to grieve well, but often our culture doesn't afford us these things. Drawing from her own experience with grief, Natasha Smith invites us into a reflection on what it means to grieve and how to cling to hope even in our darkest moments. Instead of providing quick-fix solutions, this book creates space for us to take time to just sit and grieve, learn, and heal in healthy ways.

In Can You Just Sit with Me? Smith provides personal stories, biblical reflections, relevant research, practical tools, and prayers that point us to God who always sits with us in our grief. Whether we are grieving a loss or supporting a friend who is grieving, this book reminds us that every loss is worthy of the space and grace to grieve.

"Natasha Smith has known great loss and has drawn great comfort from her God. Her honest and practical insights will bring help and hope to your grieving heart."

Clarissa Moll, author of Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief and Thriving after Loss

"In a time when people around the world are regularly experiencing grief and loss, Natasha Smith's words bring hope and healing to those who need it most. This is a must-read for ministry leaders everywhere, who will benefit from this biblical and practical wisdom to sit with the brokenhearted and experience God's healing grace."

Nicole Martin, chief impact officer at Christianity Today and author of Made to Lead: Empowering Women for Ministry

"As a therapist, I have always sought a book for my clients navigating their grief journey that would offer comfort, guidance, hope, and support in one place. This is that book. Through devastating personal losses and the growth that accompanies them, the author provides a faith-based road map complete with nurturing exercises following each chapter. They allow readers the safe spaces needed to walk with their grief, embrace it, understand it, and ultimately find the healing they desperately seek. Can You Just Sit with Me? speaks in equal parts to one's heart, mind, spirit, and soul. I consider it a privilege to recommend this masterpiece to anyone trying to find the courage and strength to heal."

Lisa Leshaw, mental health professional and coauthor of How Are You Feeling, Momma?

"Natasha Smith gets grief, and she's ready to sit with you in yours. Her stories are real—emotions raw, questions honest, and faith courageous. Whether you're walking through a season of sorrow or working through a series of losses, not only will you find Natasha to be a patient and empathetic friend, but her words will point you again and again to the best friend—Jesus."

Katie Faris, author of He Will Be Enough and God Is Still Good


1. Say That Again
2. This Is Grief
3. Permission to Grieve
4. Does God Understand?
5. Questions
6 Unanswered Prayers
7. What's the Meaning of This?
8. Longing for Home
9. An Invisible Grief
10. A Revealing Grief
11. Both/And Jesus
12. A Healing Path
13. As We Sit


Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith is a wife, mother, and writer from North Carolina. Her work has appeared at Her View from Home, Focus on the Family, and TODAY Parents. You can find her online at