May we pray for you today?
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world” (Psalm 19:1-4a).
It was the morning after my sister died and I was raw and alive in the world. I remember my husband driving me over the bridge we had to take to get to the ferry to go visit her body. I was enveloped in the early morning sunrise seeing the pastel hues of it, and its amazing brightness. I was feeling amazed and surprised that the world was continuing without her.
In my mere mortal perspective in that moment it was a stark reality that the Lord was with me. He had still caused the sun to ‘get up’ that day and shine on the entire world. Though she had passed away the day before the earth was still rotating on its axis. I was reminded of his sustaining me, and of his comfort toward me.
What trials have I experienced now, and what I am going through today? What about you, my dear friend, what is breaking your heart these days? It is one thing to wallow in the mess of it, and quite another to cry out for help. Sometimes the first and hardest step of action to take is to ask for help with it. Isn’t it?
Sometimes I seem to have a hard time depending on another to support me in my trials. Do I really want to stay stuck in the muck of my life? I need a Saviour. Lord save me. Hosanna!
This morning as I arose and tried to slip past sleep and put it behind me, my dog, the beautiful coonhound that he is, was whining to go outside. In a few hours the house will awake, and all of its seven inhabitants. As a mom I have a chance to grab life this morning with the Lord, and let him be breath for me. He has given me a new morning.
As my acquaintance and his family battles cancer I see through their lives the cherishing of time together. I awake this morning thankful that he has given us all a new day. A day to do his will. As the people of this generation awake in their mornings, realities drastically so different from the next, the world declares to them that he is still there for them. The heavens declare what he has done.
Lord, as for myself and my household let us depend on you. Thank you for your sustaining power in the world you created, and in our lives. I want to depend on you today, and rest in your faithfulness towards me, towards us. The heavens declare what you have done. May the message of your great love for us all reach all the earth, and travel around the world. May I take my part today in the life you have given me, and in the lives of your loved ones around me, as a messenger of your great love. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Questions: Are you experiencing some heart-breaking trials? Do you struggle with asking for help?