Tag: where is God when I’m hurting?

Am I Complacent, Lord? Surely Not! Say It Ain’t So

Lord, You are my everything, my all-in-all. I love to tell Your story, to be an instrument of Your peace. But somedays, all of my focus turns back on myself and I don’t want to put forth the effort to walk this journey of faith. Am I complacent, Lord? Is this how You see me?

I don’t want to be complacent.

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A Prayer to Step Away from the Hard Place Into His Presence

Lord, You are my refuge, my shelter in the storm. I know these things. I believe these truths. And yet I struggle. Help me step away from the hard place in my heart and draw near to You. Help me run to You, my Strongtower, high above the struggle.

You are where I want to be. I hear You call my name and I step in Your direction, but then the hard place pulls me back and I sit. And sour. And pout.

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A Whisper in the Darkness Becomes a Song

Like a song drifting through the darkness of night, His voice, a whisper, called to me, Come to Me, Nan. Come to Me. Gentle. Persuasive — a voice overflowing with a love that softens the rough edges of difficult places …

… a love that soothes and comforts, restores and renews.

Come to Me, and I will give you rest.

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Thus Far He Has Helped Us

It was a long hike. I had veered off the gravel road that ribboned across the mountain valley and chose a trail created by the multitude of deer that grazed this land.

My breathing was a bit labored as I hoisted myself onto the rocky ledge overlooking the river below. I bent over with hands on my knees to catch my breath, only to lose it again once I raised up and took in the glorious sight below.

Sunshine glimmered across the river in the alcoves where the flow was serene. Ferns blanketed the banks in the shadows of hemlocks, pine, and oak. Hills rose and fell, sculpting the land all the way to the summit on which we stood.

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