You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Psalm 139:3 NRSV

Thought

As you near acceptance, it is well to search the closed-off corners of your mind for the lingering remnants of grief. With the death of your loved one, it is understandable that for a while negative thoughts easily overwhelm the positive. Yet life lived in chronic negativity is life lived in darkness. Acceptance cannot penetrate darkness; it thrives on light.

Prayer

God, you are acquainted with all my ways. You know the thoughts of my mind. Lift me out of darkness into the light of your life and love. Amen.

Assurance

God’s ways guide my path.

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