Happy are those who find wisdom, and those who get understanding. Proverbs 3:13 NRSV

Thought

Happiness is the by-product of your inner stability rather than your outward security. When you grieve, you explore and discover, perhaps for the first time in life, the depth of your inner stability. Although your sense of well-being is affected by death, you are not wholly at the mercy of happenstance or outward circumstance. Rather, happiness is the triumph of your inner stability over your outward security.

Prayer

God, spiritual understanding is the wisdom of grief. I am grateful for a new perspective of happiness for the rest of my life. Amen.

Assurance

Grief teaches me both understanding and wisdom.

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