And now, my children, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways. Proverbs 8:32 NRSV

Thought

In grief, quiet desperation, loneliness, and emotional misery often drive the pursuit of superficial happiness. The media suggest every day what will make you happy. Family and friends want to reconstruct your happiness according to their idea of your well-being. Happiness begins where you are. It happens within your heart.

Prayer

God, as your child I listen to hear your voice. May I keep your ways in faithfulness to your will. Amen.

Assurance

Happiness is an inside story.

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