Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. Psalm 85:10-11 NIV

Thought

As you adjust and adapt, you slowly realize that you are a different person. Never again will you be the person you once were. The synergy of adjusting and adapting is a kind of inner balance between that which was and that which now is. Accept the new self you find within the balance of loss and acceptance, equalized by a more mature faith. Find rest for your soul today in the spiritual reconciliation of past to present with hope for the future.

Prayer

God, the beauty and symmetry of love and faithfulness, righteousness and peace reassure me that death does not have the final word in life. I rest today in you. Amen.

Assurance

My heart urges me to live forward.

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