He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing. Luke 9:11 NIV

Thought

It is a medical fact that scar tissue becomes the strongest part of your body. As your spirit slowly heals from grief, you become strongest in your broken places—within the very fiber of your soul. Though for a while you are wounded by the death of your loved one, your broken heart one day is healed by God’s triumphant adequacy.

Prayer

God, on this day of rest for my soul, I am living proof of your power to heal. You welcome me this day to new hope in the promise of your eternal kingdom. I am grateful for your divine healing. Amen.

Assurance

My scar affirms the best part of my own immortality: my soul.

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