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Mar 9

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for your patience with me, and thank you for leading me in learning some new things yesterday, both in edible wild plants (so I can eat while homeless!) and in using the Adobe CC suite (so I can work and build an income while homeless!). The two seem in such contrast — modern technology and primitive food gathering, lol! And this morning I feel kinda raw and emotional and a bit down and discouraged and lonely. But I give my silly heart and its emotions to you, Father. Emotions and thoughts are just things that I have, things I experience — they are not ME. I am what I put my attention on, what I build. And I choose to build my relationship with you and my experience with these things you are leading me forward in. Thank you, faithful Shepherd, for leading me and empowering me.

 
Psalm 23 ERV

A song of David. The LORD is my shepherd. I will always have everything I need. 
He gives me green pastures to lie in. He leads me by calm pools of water. 
He restores my strength. He leads me on right paths to show that he is good. 
Even if I walk through a valley as dark as the grave, I will not be afraid of any danger, because you are with me. Your rod and staff comfort me. 
You prepared a meal for me in front of my enemies. You welcomed me as an honored guest. My cup is full and spilling over. 
Your goodness and mercy will be with me all my life, and I will live in the LORD’S house a long, long time. 

 
Lord, I feel like I could use a big loving hug right now. I do not feel strong enough to accomplish all these things you have given me to do. But I know that you are Faithful and that you will provide everything I need, despite how I FEEL. Help me to be strong and not give up. Help me to boldly do everything you set before me, leaning on you and trusting you to make me able. I am willing, Lord. Please show me clearly what to do this day, and help me to balance the things I am learning and doing and preparing. Please bring the right person here to buy my car, so that I can order my laptop and get my eye exam. Please also bless my husband’s efforts and interactions with other people. Let your will be done in our lives, Father. Amen.

 

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