For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:9 NRSV

Thought

Reconstruction is the work of self-nurture. You honor your body with proper care so that your new structure is physically and emotionally sound. You eliminate self-destructive behavior. You affirm yourself for who you are. You recognize the gifts and graces that are yours to offer in service to God and others. You partner with God; you build on the rock.

Prayer

God, I am your servant. May I work with you to be your building, rebuilt from grief and dedicated to a life of gratitude. Amen.

Assurance

Faith inspires me to do the work of grief in my personal reconstruction.

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