Who is like you, God? Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more. Psalm 71:19-21 NIV

Thought

Comfort is not a one-time fix. In grief, your need is for repeated comfort—again and yet again. With each expression of comfort, you experience a momentary peace. Comfort relieves your pain; comfort affirms and restores your life. Comfort brings you up again from the depths of grief.

Prayer

God, as you comfort me anew each day, I am grateful that you build me up, even as you restore my life. Amen.

Assurance

Comfort builds on comfort; comfort grows from comfort.

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