Happy are the people whose God is the LORD. Psalm 144:15 NRSV

Thought

A life of service is the secret to happiness. The happy person reaches out to comfort, having been comforted. The happy person loves, having been loved. The happy person finds new life by giving it away. It is true that in giving you receive and in selflessness you find. This is the authentic happiness of a life well lived. Spiritual happiness is only a small step away from joy— the ultimate quest of your journey through grief.

Prayer

God, you have directed my path on the journey through grief. On this day of rest my soul finds happiness in you. Amen.

Assurance

I will live in the sustained happiness of God.

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