Good morning, Lord.
Thank you for helping me make it through another day. Thank you for helping me wind down and relax a bit last night finally. Thank you for reassuring me that “you got this” — that you are still in control, still taking care of little me. Please guide me today, show me what I need to get done, to prepare for the coming eviction and moving to wherever we might be going, Lord. While a big part of me is frightened — we do not even own a vehicle to live in ! — another part of me is calm, knowing you will provide. I trust you completely, Shepherd. Help me to reflect your awesome Love to others, even during these difficult days. Amen.
John 14:15-21 ERV
“If you love me, you will do what I command.
I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever.
The Helper is the Spirit of truth. The people of the world cannot accept him, because they don’t see him or know him. But you know him. He lives with you, and he will be in you.
“I will not leave you all alone like orphans. I will come back to you.
In a very short time the people in the world will not see me anymore. But you will see me. You will live because I live.
On that day you will know that I am in the Father. You will know that you are in me and I am in you.
Those who really love me are the ones who not only know my commands but also obey them. My Father will love such people, and I will love them. I will make myself known to them.”
Lord, I thank you for making yourself known to me, although I have done nothing to deserve such grace and favor. I feel richly blessed, despite being extremely poor in this world. I have bubbling joy in my heart, and great love for your Creation, including even the people who have done me wrong. I forgive them, Father, and I ask you to forgive them as well. Help me to remain strong and faithful to the end. Amen. I trust you, Lord. Thank you for true peace that surpasses all understanding. 🙂