Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. Psalm 86:2 NRSV

Thought

An aspect of personal mistrust is the issue of devotion. In relationship with your loved one, you loved with a complete devotion that forever will be a stronghold in your heart. The task of reconstructing self-trust is redirecting the devotion of your love. Devotion is giving to God in trust all of your heart. Devotion is the living presence of Christ at the center of your being. In devotion there is complete trust.

Prayer

God, I am your servant, even as I learn of trust again. I am grateful that you have preserved my life on the journey through grief. Amen.

Assurance

There is devotion in my trust and trust in my devotion.

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