Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sometimes, like now, Lord, when my heart is so very heavy, I say your name, sometimes whisper it in the dark of night, and am comforted, for
I know that you are as close as my breath, that there is no need to fear. 

Thank you for today, Lord, difficult and painful as it has been. It isn't easy to cope with the many emotions that churn about like leaves in the wind, not easy to be strong when I feel so weak, but I can do all things in your strength.

So many changes are in the horizon, Lord. Help me remember that not all changes are bad, that in truth, every one of them has your stamp of approval on them. Help me remember that every trial I am facing is to teach me something. Help me to always retain an open mind, to be ready to listen to what you say, and to not just hear it, but to do as you ask, even though sometimes what you ask is beyond my understanding.

My beloved Johnny is gone now and it's so hard to adjust to life without him. Help me, Lord, when I go memory walking not to linger in the past to long. If one does, it becomes to easy to make the past ones home, and by  doing that, one is unable to move forward.

Thank you for loving me so much, for being so quick to lift me up, refill me with courage and strength, and for the dependability of your WORD. I love you.


Sybil said...

I just commented and it went awol...
Dearest Barb,
Thank you for sharing your precious words/prayer with our Lord. We can all be praying the same prayer and wait on our Lords Grace and Peace
Much Love Sybil xx

Jeanie said...

A beautiful prayer Barb.
I found contentment reading it. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jeanie xx

Kath said...

I am sure The Good Lord is listening Barb,he is guiding you slowly, on that forward journey.Know also he listens to us, in that we pray for you daily to overcome this great loss of yours.You are a wonderful writer and you need to continue on this path.Thinking of you always.BIG GENTLE(HUGS))coming your way this morning.Keep up that wonderful spirit of yours.Your Johnny will be looking down and feeling,so proud of you.As I am.Love you millions.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you Barb especially at this time. Thank you for sharing your heart.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Barb,
It's a beautiful prayer.
Thank you for sharing your words with the world, Barb!
Thanks also for your heartfelt comments in my blogs!
I wonder WHY YOU HAVEN'T FOLLOWED ME YET! I'll email you after you do.
Poet Starry Dawn.

Just Be Real said...

Passing through again Barb. Blessings.