Friday, August 19, 2022

Stretched, a taught line, how will I manage?

The calamity that befalls, the trial, the woe — are these real? My brother is struck down, yet I am spared. Is this guilt merited?

Or is it, Lord, a demonstration of your love? A lesson.

Grant me wherewithal to face the world, sweet Lord, my friend. Let me learn what you would teach.

(Letter #2,718)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

I seek you, yet am so reluctant to follow where you lead. So reluctant to do your will. So reluctant to yield my own.

You have arranged treasure for me along the way, yet I hide sullen in my rooms.

Lord, break this logjam. Release my willingness. Let me open myself to you, to this day. Let me do that which I fear.

Thy will, not mine, be done.

(Letter #2,717)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Ill-equipped, unsure of myself, I quake at the dawn. What should I do? What will befall? I fear calamity.

There is another story to be told. Each dawn brings new chances and new vision. Lord, let this be in my heart. What new joy will come?

Lift my heart, Lord. Too long have my days been grey.

(Letter #2,716)

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Do I fall short? Become the wind at my back, O Lord.

Am I weary? Be my featherbed.

Do I thirst? Quench me.

Lord, you provide my exact needs. Grant me complete dependence upon you, complete trust in you, complete peace with you.

You have never failed me.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #2,712)

Friday, August 12, 2022

I have more power than I know – let me direct it rightly.

I have more need and I admit – let me ask with abandon.

I have more grace than I ever could have imagined – let me rest easy in your arms.

Lord, you are Love, Providence, Sunshine. Let the good news seep into me, and spread amongst the people.

Let your will be done.

(Letter #2,711)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

I did not want to face difficulty – yet here it is.

I did not want woe – yet here it is.

Lord, grant me solace, let me overcome the world.

Grant me knowledge of your will for me, and the power to carry it out.

(Letter #2,709)