Prayer Journey — The Moment Between Pain and Fear

In the moment, wedged between memories of past traumas and worries about a future yet to be, there’s emotional pain from the past and deep fear of what is to come. The pain and fear robs me of this moment dear God; steals my ability to be in the moment, to fill my senses with the joy of the moment before me. Help me dear God to be fully in the moments you give me. Help me dear God to open past traumas and pain at the appropriate time to bring healing. Help me dear God to trust the future to you. Fill me with your wisdom and only appropriate concern for the future. Your promises are true dear God. Help me to immerse myself in your presence, in the moments you bless me with each day. Thank you for how you patiently shape me each day so I am closer to your image for me. Thank you for the grace and love you give me each day.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. – Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 4 (NIV)

© 2019 CGThelen

15 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — The Moment Between Pain and Fear

  1. This is wonderful, thank you! My counsel to folks in the place you describe is this: the more you focus on the problem/issue, the less you are focusing on God, the very One who can comfort, help and guide you.
    Blessings,
    Pastor Chuck

  2. It is no small thing to recognize the things which keep us from being in and enjoying the moment. from worshiping God in the moment. Amen to those thoughts

  3. I am so glad it helped you. I have such a hard time trusting that God has my future, the future of those I love, in his hands. In the same way, going before the Lord and trusting that he will help me heal from past trauma. He’s been teaching me to be in the moment, to seize the opportunities for joy that he places before me. Praying you will be enveloped by the joy of the Lord and a sense of peace. Blessings.

  4. Your words mimic the words of my own heart.

    There’s a spiritual tug of war, so to speak in my heart—one that pulls my mind and attention to the past, to the hurt and pain still loitering there–only to be yanked back to the present, to the what-ifs and desire to control outcomes. All the while my mind tells me to surrender all of it, to trust that God will bring bring beauty from ashes. I’ve experienced this in my life more times than I can count and still… I still find myself in this place from time to time.

    Your morning prayer is so very beautiful. I treasure your last line about being thankful for the grace Christ gives to us. He is not surprised that I find myself here again. Instead, He will use it to draw me closer to Him—which really is my favorite place to be.

    Printing this and pinning it above my desk! Lord knows, I’m going to need it beyond today! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your heart here. I treasure it so!

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