Happy are those who make the LORD their trust. Psalm 40:4 NRSV

Thought

As your grief moves into new, unexplored spiritual and emotional territory, you may ask yourself, “Will I ever be happy again?” Your answer is perhaps, “I might be happy again if only something would change so that everything would be better.” This conclusion denies the reality of where you have been and where you are going as you take your leave of grief. Be assured that you will be happy again.

Prayer

God, I want to be happy again. I am grateful that this is possible when I make you my trust. Amen.

Assurance

God is my trust.

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