Struggle: Day 4

“You have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
Genesis 32:28 NIV


Life takes an effort, whatever the circumstance or quest. Grief demands that you make an effort in order to survive. When you struggle, you try. Trying may feel like failure or like unexpected success. In fact, trying may feel like a full-time occupation. There are no real failures when you struggle and try.


God, I struggle with others who do not understand my grief. I struggle with you as I seek to overcome my resistance to life without the one I love. May your Holy Spirit prevail in my heart. Amen.


Every small victory in grief is progress.