Then I will also acknowledge to you that your own right hand can give you victory. Job 40:14 NRSV

Thought

God not only challenges Job but also acknowledges to him that he has within himself the strength to triumph over his trials and loss. In response, Job humbles himself, acknowledges the might of God, and is blessed. For a while, grief may feel like a test of your will against God’s will. But God is God—so much more than a right hand aide. When you acknowledge God and, like Job, use your God-ordained inner strength and resources to persevere through grief, you will be victorious as well.

Prayer

God, your right hand upholds me. My hand is in yours. Amen.

Assurance

My victory over grief is a partnership with God.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012