He reveals deep and hidden things; Daniel 2:22a NRSV

Thought

The mystery of grief is change. As you grieve, deep and hidden things are revealed, perhaps even despite your desire to know. Change suggests self-examination. Change invites introspection. Change encourages the positive resolution of your guilt and regrets. “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known” (Jeremiah 33:3 NRSV).

Prayer

God, in the silence of my heart I listen. Reveal to me the deep and hidden things that you would have me know so that I may be changed for good because of my grief. Amen.

Assurance

Change thrives on prayer and meditation.

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