Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 NRSV

Thought

Joy is the enrichment of love. Joy is the uplift of peace. Joy is the benefit of trust. Joy is the radiance of hope. Joy is the light of faith. Though you can’t touch it or feel it or smell it or hold it, joy is the substance of your soul. Reawaken to life in the glory of joy.

Prayer

God, I rejoice in you always. May I be as faithful to you in joy as you have been to me in grief. Amen.

Assurance

I rejoice—again and again and again.

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