Good morning, Father.
Lord, I am drained pretty dry. I’ve poured myself out and it wasn’t too much until it was too late. I tried to reach out to you for hours, but I just wasn’t big enough, strong enough, Lord, to let YOUR help be ENOUGH. I failed you, reaching out for human support in desperation, and it backfired on me badly. I thank you for the nature shows I have to watch, to gather enough comfort to keep going, to keep giving, to keep trying. Please forgive me, Father, and let my son’s last 5 hours with his family be blessed and peaceful. Don’t let him be affected by either mine or my husband’s foolishness. Protect his heart, Lord. Strengthen him for his return to military life. Please bring awesome loving people into each of my children’s lives, Father. Don’t let them feel all alone. Thank you, Shepherd.
Isaiah 54:5-10 ERV
Your real husband is the one who made you. His name is the LORD All-Powerful. The Holy One of Israel is your Protector, and he is the God of all the earth!
“Like a woman whose husband has left her, you were very sad. You were like a young wife left all alone. But the LORD has called you back to him.” This is what your God says.
“For a short time I turned away from you, but with all my love I will welcome you again.
I was so angry that for a while I did not want to see you. But now I want to comfort you with kindness forever.” The LORD your Savior said this.
“Remember, in Noah’s time I punished the world with the flood. But I made a promise to Noah that I would never again destroy the world with water. In the same way, I promise that I will never again be angry with you and say bad things to you.
“The mountains may disappear, and the hills may become dust, but my faithful love will never leave you. I will make peace with you, and it will never end.” The LORD who loves you said this.
Thank you, Lord, for your faithful love. Let it sustain me and let it remake me into a strong vessel for you. Let us each grow in wisdom and in a greater understanding and appreciation of you and your ways. Help us to look to YOU, knowing without a doubt that you are faithful and will guide us and nurture us. Help me to allow you to be ENOUGH, Lord. Help me to be a wise sheep and not foolishly think that I know what I need. Sheep cannot feed sheep. Only the Shepherd can do that. And even if another sheep kicks you in the face and trips you up, thanks to the Shepherd we still can have peace — as long as we go to the Shepherd for our help and healing.