He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. Daniel 2:21b NRSV

Thought

Inherent in grief is its power to change you. Grief can impact you negatively or positively. Grief can leave you embittered and weaker than you were before the death of your loved one. Or it can change you into someone strong and fortified by the experience of profound loss. Grief can leave you disillusioned, or grief can change you into a person of renewed and inspired faith.

Prayer

God, only you are truly wise. I desire your wisdom and knowledge so that I may better understand your plan of change for me in grief. Amen.

Assurance

I choose for grief to change me into someone wise rather than willful.

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