Trust in the LORD forever, for in the LORD GOD you have an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4 NRSV

Thought

With the death of your loved one, you have been wounded. If you ever have suffered physical or emotional injury and pain because of another, you well know how difficult it is to rebuild trust. For a while you may feel violated, as if a part of yourself has been taken away from you and destroyed. Similarly, this is the experience of grief. Life has taken away someone dear and precious to you. How do you ever trust life again?

Prayer

God, in you I have an everlasting rock. I pray that you will help me to trust in you forever and again trust life. Amen.

Assurance

I rejoice that everlasting is for ever.

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