30 Days of Comfort

Multi-Faith Devotional

30 Days of Comfort is a collection of sacred texts and quotes from a variety of secular and faith traditions.

It was prepared by Faith & Grief Ministries in Dallas and can be found here on their site.

We hope as you reflect on each thought, daily, that you will find comfort and peace.

(hover over day to see thought)

Day
1

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. 

~Jewish Proverb~

Day
2

I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still – I do not sleep.
 I am a thousand winds that blow,
 I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

             

Do not think of me as gone –
 am with you still – in each new dawn.

    

~Native American~

Day
3

Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant. Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight.

 

~Psalms 119:76, 77~

Jewish ~ Christian

Day
4

To your Lord is the final destiny.

 

~Quran 53:42~

Muslim

Day
5

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted

 

~ Matthew 5:4~

Christian

Day
6

To One in Sorrow

by Grace Noll Crowell

Let me come in where

you are weeping, friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow

such as yours, can understand.
Let me come in –

I would be very still
Beside you in your grief;
I would not bid you cease

your weeping, friend,
Tears can bring relief.

Day
7

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

 

~Khalil Gibran~

Day
8

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever

 

~ Psalms 73~

Jewish ~ Christian

Day
9

The Spirit is neither born nor does it die at any time. It does not come into being or cease to exist. It is unborn, eternal, permanent, and primeval. The Spirit is not destroyed when the body is destroyed.

 

~Hindu (2.20)~

Day
10

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

~Romans 15:13~

Christian

Day
11

Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.

~Dylan Thomas~

Day
12

O people, enlightenment has come to you herein from your Lord, and healing for anything that troubles your hearts, and guidance, and mercy for the believers.

 

~Quran 10:57~

Muslim

Day
13

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

~Psalms 34:18~

Jewish ~ Christian

Day
14

Weapons do not cut this Spirit, fire does not burn it, water does not make it wet, and the wind does not make it dry. The Spirit cannot be cut, burned, wet, or dried. It is eternal, all-pervading, changeless, immovable, and primeval.

Atma is beyond space and time.

 

~Hindu (2.23-24)~

Day
15

As long as we live,

they too will live;

for they are now

are a part of us;

as we remember them.


~Jewish Prayer~

Day
16

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

 

~Isaiah 40:31~

Jewish ~ Christian

Day
17

The heart will rest and feel relief if it is settled with Allah, and it will worry and feel anxious if it is settled with people.

 

~Ibn Al Qayyim~

Day
18

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.

 

~Earl A Grollman~

Day
19

Honest listening is one of the best medicines

we can offer the dying

& the bereaved.

 

~Jean Cameron~

Day
20

Death ends a life,

not a relationship.

 

~Jack Lemmon~

Day
21

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

 

~Psalms 46;1-3~

Jewish-Christian

Day
22

There is no death,

only a change of worlds.

 

~Chief Seattle~

Day
23

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.

 

~Leo Tolstoy~

Day
24

 For death is no more than a turning of us over

from time to eternity.

 

~William Penn~

Day
25

We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—

the company of those who have known suffering.

 

~Helen Keller~

Day
26

Say not in grief ‘he or she is no more’ but in thankfulness that he or she was. 

 

~Hebrew Proverb~

Day
27

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.

   

~Anne Lamott~

Day
28

I love you, God!
    You answered my prayers.
You paid attention to me,
    and so I will pray to you
    as long as I live.

 

~Psalms 116:1, 2~

Jewish ~ Christian

Day
29

Life is eternal;

and love is immortal;

and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

 

~Rossiter Raymond~

Day
30

To everything there is a season & a time for every purpose under heaven.

 

~Ecclesiastes 3~

Jewish ~ Christian