A LITTLE AFTER 7A.M.
What’s keeping you awake through the night?
Children, spouse, parents, extended family, a soul friend, your beloved pet, concerns for our world?
Worry, anxiety, fear of the future, anger of what has been your lot?
You’ve prayed, trusted God, stayed faithful to Him, repented when you’ve fall away, loved and forgiven others and self as much as it was possible, yet life still hands you sour grapes, lemons and tomatoes are thrown at you, again!
You wonder, how Lord, how am I going to make it through the night this time?
I had enough.
Every step forward, I end five steps back.
Lord, it may not be that way, but it sure feels as others get somewhere, while I find myself back where I have been over and over again.
Even during the day, night holds the light from me.
Love one, if this is how you feel, I tell you, I know where you are. I understand your perplexed soul. I feel your dry tears, silent cry and cold loneliness.
Call someone. Tell them what your facing. Ask them to pray for your concern.
After the tears fall, I pray what has been said to you brings a smile, a giggle or even laughter for you load has been shared and you, now, can sense hope of what’s on the way.
Prayers are whispers of wind that come to lift the darkness away, allowing the break of God’s goodness to be felt, seen and grasped.
If you’re still in the dark of your night, may the Light of morning dawn find you soon, where the Lord trades your burden for hope.
When the pain, fear, anxiety, worry, anger returns to stop you from trusting, speak out, “God is working things out for me, my family and keeping a watch over our lives.” It’ll hush uncertainty away.
Let’s pray for one another, even if that one soul hasn’t call. Especially when God places them on our radar.
Let us not ignore the opportunity to be a servant of the Lord through prayer and help someone move out of their dimmed, hopeless, lonesome day.