Author: Nan Jones

A Prayer to Cling to God When Life is Messy

Lord, what would I do without You? When everything around me falls apart, You are steadfast. When fear slinks out of the darkness to taunt me, You give me courage and remind me that You are with me.

When despair consumes me and anxiety grips me, You are my Peace — not as the world gives, but perfect peace found only in You.

Life has taken some crazy, painful turns lately — most of them I don’t even understand and one-hundred percent of them I don’t like …

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Bolstered by the Wind of God’s Spirit

The periwinkle blue of a late spring sky created a canopy of reassurance above me as I walked along our country road. The intense blue bathed me in thoughts of God’s Spirit, causing me to consider the One True God, Maker of heaven and earth.

I thought of God’s dwelling place — His throne of grace high above me in the heavenly places. I listened to His Holy Spirit within me offering comfort and resolution to pass through these troubled waters.

God’s promises rang out through my weary spirit.

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No Matter the Depth of Night’s Darkness, He is There

Out of the darkened chamber of night, the new day dawns. Ebony turns to shades of apricot and lavender, washing over the earth, reflecting God’s glory in the rivers, lakes, puddles, dew drops — shades of grace light up the morning.

God’s glory cannot be halted — it will always be revealed, no matter the depth of night’s darkness.

His light of morning grows and spreads and permeates the earth with the hope of a new day …

No matter the deprivation of the soul.

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A Prayer When You’re Searching For a Rainbow in Your Clouds

Lord, You are good. so good. This I know and this I press into when life comes at me hard. I am in covenant with You, therefore nothing comes my way without Your knowledge.

My hope is in You alone. You truly are my anchor on this wave-tossed sea.

This knowledge of Your Truth is my rainbow of promise that I belong to You.

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