No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 NRSV

Thought

Grief is the stress of sorting out life before going forward again. Stress is hardship. Stress is adversity. Stress is a force that tests both your strength and your ability to withstand it. Stress is everywhere in contemporary society. The stress of grief is multidimensional and real. The promise of grief is that you will not be tested beyond your strength.

Prayer

God, the death of my loved one severely tests my physical and spiritual stamina. You know my weakness and my limitations. Thank you that I am not tested beyond my strength. Amen.

Assurance

God is faithful and will provide the way out of my grief.

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