It’s been like an avalanche lately. Like it just took one bad thing to strike. I thought the initial hit was bad enough, but the aftermath of destruction is what caused the biggest blow. Part of me is like super emotional and just needs a really good cry. Part me needs some kind of tangible way to fix it or at least a plan of action. One thing is for sure, all of me knows I need Your love. All of me knows I am nothing without You. This is just a bump in the road though. This is not my entire journey. This is just a small part in a much greater plan.
I found some old notes from a church sermon a few months ago. The note said: “Money and other things are a temporary solution, Jesus is the answer to the long term problem.” Whewww. I needed that reminder today. Lately I’ve been wanting answers. Well there it is, right there in purple pen ink: “Jesus is the answer.” It doesn’t get any more simple than that. I don’t think it can be broken down anymore. Realizing my problems are just temporary is such a comfort. No matter what happens, You have me. This is temporary. You are eternal. You are forever. I might try to turn a mowhill into a mountain, but You created the mountains. You created Heaven and Earth. You created the moon and the stars. You created light and darkness. You created day and night. You created me. There is nothing You can’t do. Maybe it’s time, I stop trying to do Your job by trying to figure it all out today. Maybe it’s time, I use my middle name and start using my faith. Maybe it’s time, I started trusting You.
So, that’s my prayer today. Thank you for being the answer. Thank you for surrounding me with your love. Thank you for holding me together. I pray that I seek you. I pray that I trust you. I pray that I follow you. Thank you for reminding me that I need you. Thank you for teaching me. Thank you for your patience and grace with me. I know that you have a plan. I know that you are taking care of me. I know you have a reason for everything in my life. I know you have a reason for every step I take. Lord, you have your hand over my life. Thank you for that. Thank you for guiding me. Thank you for reminding me of everything you’ve done for me. Thank you for reminding me that I’m never alone. Thank you for reminding me of everything you’ve created. I pray that I learn to lean on you. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.