Do not, O LORD, withhold your mercy from me; let your steadfast love and your faithfulness keep me safe for ever. Psalm 40:11 NRSV
When you attune your inmost heart to the gifts of grief, you discern with gratitude every manifestation of God’s faithfulness. God is faithful; God continuously protects you. God watches over you, especially if you live alone—perhaps for the first time in life. God is faithful; God gives you an extra measure of strength and forbearance. You ask yourself in amazement, “How did I do that?” “Did I really accomplish that?” The faithfulness of God blesses you and keeps you safe forever.
God, though I have wandered through grief at times apart from you, you have never withheld your mercy from me. Thank you for the spiritual haven of safety in your abiding faithfulness. Amen.
I am safe in the faithfulness of God.