You know how ill my Johnny is, how fast the changes are coming now, how seeing them hurts me so much. Hold me close then, tightly, next to your heart, so that I can remain strong, so that when fear and discouragement wash over me I won't have to worry about falling- I will be safe within your arms.
Thank you for your many blessings,Lord, especially for letting Johnny be here for the past eight Anniversaries. Number thirty-nine is coming up, on Dec. 31. He wants only to make it for that one, says if he can be here for our 39th anniversary he will die a happy man. I hope he is able to make it, but if not, my comfort will be knowing that he loves Jesus-loves you, and always thanks the Holy Spirit for helping him change.
just for today, help me count my blessings, to remember that no matter
how difficult or painful things are, I am never alone; when alone, I am
with you, and there is not a safer, nor more wonderful place to be.
Help me remember the pristine beauty of your love, Lord,
that it is universal, meaning everybody is included. There is not one person
this planet who has to be alone, who has to go through life being
afraid, lonely, friendless, insecure. Your love is always reaching out
towards us all.
Help me remember, Lord that your love is personal;
it focuses on each individual. My greatest comfort comes from knowing
you know where I live, and observe my going in and out of our home.
You know my thoughts, take note of every tear I cry, you wipe them as they
fall. You sit with me when sadness makes it impossible to sleep, and are there first thing in the morning, to walk with me through the day, and the next one, and the ones after that.
Help me remember that your love is pursuing- always
seeking me, wanting to guide and protect me, wanting to be there for
the wrong turns I take so you can set me back on the right path.
Help me remember, Gracious Father, that your love is changeless; your love is unconditional. You love me in spite of
my faults, are always there to uplift and encourage me, rather than
abandon me when I mess up.
Help me remember that your love is Selfless; you sacrificed your precious SON for my sake, for all our sakes.
Help me I pray, to remember that your love is empowering; that when You are Lord of my heart and life, nothing is impossible. I love you, Lord, with all my heart.