Dear God, surely you did not build me to toil day in and day out. You smile upon me with love, then why do I labor so? We wish ease for those we adore.
Sweet Lord, let me find ease in each moment today. Even in the midst of difficulty, let me find your love. These struggles, Lord, they strengthen me and I become more able to meet them. Indeed I come to welcome them.
A child can only walk a short distance before toppling. But I learned and grew strong. Now a daylong journey is a joy. I run! Let me see how you have already strengthened me today. What was difficult is easy. What I feared I welcome.