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Fran Lafferty

Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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Sep 12

Good morning, Father!
Thank you for the nice visit with my son last night, and thank you so much for helping me find some more of my joy, over the last 20 hours or so, even during the night! Thank you for the strange but okay dreams, making me feel like I slept very deeply. Thank you for time with my husband. And thank you for introducing me to Evernote, and showing me how I can use it to organize many aspects of my life — personal and “professional”. Please continue to heal me, and thank you for showing me a little bit more about what is going on inside me. Please help me to hand over the last of the pieces of my heart that I am scared to relinquish. Help me to trust you completely. Amen!

Isaiah 26:2-7 ERV

Open the gates for the good people to enter. They are the God’s faithful followers.
God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you.
So trust the LORD always, because in the LORD YAH you have a place of safety forever.
But he will destroy the proud city and punish those who live there. He will throw that high city down to the ground. It will fall into the dust.
Then poor and humble people will walk on those ruins.
Honesty is the path good people follow. They follow the path that is straight and true. And God, you make that way smooth and easy to follow.

Lord, I know that you keep me safe, and always have. My body may have been very badly damaged, enough that I am still suffering the effects today, as I get older. But you kept my heart and mind safe, protected from the evil that was all around me. You didn’t let my heart grow cold, or bitter. Today, you protect me from being completely drained out by having to work a job where I am around people and commotion and constantly overstimulated. You allow me to work at home, and I trust you to keep increasing my income. Help me to trust you with everything, Lord — even those desires of my heart that I am mourning the possibility (or probability) of losing, preparing to hand them over to you and desire you MORE than those things. I do not need to garden, I do not need horses, I do not even need to be given the privilege of visiting all of my children or of having a respectable career or a clean place to live or a wetland I can visit regularly. All I really do need is you, because you are capable of filling me completely, so that I do not miss a thing — I am perfectly content. I KNOW this, Lord. I confess it to you. Help me to ACT on it, Lord, and actively hand all these things over to you, trusting you to make my heart content, even if I do not ever have any of them. Thank you, Lord.


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