O my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me. Jeremiah 8:18 NIV

Thought

In shock, you feel faint. Even if death was expected, you are out of balance because of what has happened. Death can cause emotional, mental, and even physical shock. You may be unable to hear what others say to you as they try to explain what happened. When you experience shock, it is not unusual to feel detached and disconnected from yourself and from others. This is full-blown shock. God upholds you when you are faint from shock.

Prayer

God, I am usually so strong and capable. But I am scarcely functioning. Uphold me in body and in spirit. Amen.

Assurance

When I am in shock, I can yield to the power of God’s protection.

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