Author: Nan Jones

A Prayer to Just Breathe and Break Away From the Chaos

Just breathe on me, Lord, and my strength will be renewed. Cup my face in Your hands and resuscitate my weary spirit with Your breath of life.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You promise to deliver us out of them all. You warned us that in this world we would have tribulations — times of crushing, chaos, and confusion — but to be encouraged because You have overcome the world.

But!

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A Whirlwind Prompts the Omnipotent God to Speak

It feels like a whirlwind, doesn’t it? Every day is wrought with chaos, confusion, and despair. Every day is rife with hopelessness. Dim, empty eyes stare beyond the masks in their search for peace.

I grabbed my jacket and took off for a much needed walk. The periwinkle sky of November illuminated the remaining red and yellow leaves of fall. Sunshine bathed me in warmth as I labored up the hill to the white clapboard church where a bench awaited me.

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Hope in God Restored as The Morning Dew Signals a New Day

The morning dew lay heavy upon the grass, glistening drops of refreshment clinging to each blade. In each tiny globe of moisture, the light of a new day reflected like glitter scattered across the field. Searching for renewed hope in God, the tiny beads of light got my attention.

I thought of how the dew was formed — the warm air rising from the earth clashing with the cooler air of descending darkness.

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A Prayer When Casting All our Cares on Him Isn’t Happening

Lord, what a mighty God You are! Faithful and true, merciful and kind. We need You, Lord. Our burdens are heavy, and we’re having a hard time casting all our cares on You.

We are sheep. You are our shepherd. We are not designed to CARRY our burdens — You are. We are designed and instructed to cast them onto You –to throw them towards You like a fisherman with his net.

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