I kept my faith, even when I said, “I am greatly afflicted.” Psalm 116:10 NRSV

Thought

The magnitude and intensity of your physical loss may be a life-altering encounter with your faith. Whether the death of your loved one was sudden or occurred over days or even years, when you look into affliction there is a moment of truth that has the power to either destroy or enlarge your faith. In faith you have the ultimate victory over death.

Prayer

God, you have heard my cry of affliction. Though I have faltered in my spirit, I have kept my faith. Thank you for growing me through grief. Amen.

Assurance

I take heart in God’s grace as I grow in faith.

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