Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely. Psalm 139:4 NRSV

Thought

Words reflect the state of your soul—even those words uttered randomly from an absent or unfiltered mind. They speak of that which dwells deep within. When the thoughts of your mind find expression in words, you hear what grows inside after the death of your loved one. Acceptance speaks peace. Acceptance speaks love. Acceptance speaks gratitude for the gifts of grief.

Prayer

God, it is humbling and powerful to grasp that you know my every word, even before it is spoken. May I listen to my thoughts before I speak so that my words are at one with you. Amen.

Assurance

The words I think and speak are a window into my soul.

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