So many words I wanted to say, hurtful words, as he lashed out at me. Yet something inside constrained me. It was just another encounter with him screaming at me, trying to get me to lash out at him. But for some reason I remained calm; for some reason I could see that this man […]
Read More Abiding in God Under Pressure
Thorns under our skin can come in all sorts of things that cause us constant pain. It could be people who berate you; the tragic loss of a loved one; or chronic illness.
Read More #2 Humbled by Pain
The word forgiveness forms on my lips. It seems plausible, but the pain, the hurt remain. Then you tell me you can help heal the emotional pain, the unseen, lingering wounds.
Read More Prayer Journey — Forgiveness
Lord, I need you. When this world abandons me; lets me down; disappoints me, you are there. When hurt ravages my soul, you are there for me. When deep pain rises up to attack me, you are there. In the depths of my soul, as darkness seeps in, your light emerges with hope. I feel […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Need
People will disappoint. Expectations will not be met. I will be hurt by others. Grief will come. I can count on them happening to me in this world. Yet you dear God are faithful. Your grace and love continue to abound. Your promises are truth. Forgive me for having unreasonable expectations of you. Forgive me […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Unmet Expectations
This morning broken hearts are on my mind dear God. Hearts shattered by those close to us. Hurt that seems like it will never go away. Pain that continually penetrates like a thorn in our side. Piercing pain that drains the life from us. Heal us Lord as only you can do. Fill us with […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Broken Hearts Beyond Repair?
May you this day dear Lord, call out to those who are faithful to you. May they hear your voice to respond to the hurting. May they have eyes to see the pain in others. May they have ears to hear the cries of pain. Give them discernment to bring compassion to those ready for […]
Read More Prayer Journey: Healing Balm
The pain of past hurts is still there.The hurt of rejection. The laughter and judging eyes. The isolation, feeling rejected. But you rise up in this moment dear God to remind me you were there; to remind me you are here now. You long to show me your graciousness, your love. Even when I could […]
Read More Prayer Journey — Scars of Faith