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Aug 6

Father, I really wish I had written earlier today, because my heart is hurting so bad right now, I almost can’t stand it. I just really, really miss my husband, my best friend, my Mate. It has been an entire month now since we’ve actually lived together, and almost as long since I’ve even seen him or touched him. This SUCKS! I know it is supposed to be soon when he makes his way north to me — perhaps within the next few days even — but right now, even that seems too long. Lord, I don’t know why I am feeling this separation so acutely at this moment, but it has been a hard day all along, so I’m not too surprised. Father, I give you my heart. Please help me make it through these last days of separation, and please don’t let us be apart this long ever again, Lord. I chose him. You gave me that choice. But I also chose you FIRST. And I choose to be faithful to YOU before everything else. I choose your way, your peace, your Love, your freedom… and your timing. I know you will strengthen me, Lord. I know you will give me everything I NEED. Thank you for your enduring patience and faithful care, my Shepherd. Amen.

 
Psalm 69:29-36 ERV

I am sad and hurting. God, lift me up and save me! 
I will praise God’s name in song. I will honor him by giving him thanks. 
The LORD will be happier with this than with the offering of an ox or a full-grown bull as a sacrifice. 
Poor people, you came to worship God. You will be happy to know these things. 
The LORD listens to poor, helpless people. He does not turn away from those who are in prison. 
Praise him, heaven and earth! Sea and everything in it, praise him! 
God will save Zion. He will rebuild the cities of Judah. The people will settle there again and own the land. 
The descendants of his servants will get that land. Those who love his name will live there. 

 
Lord, I thank you for this cool weather. I thank you for the creativity and progress I’ve had this day. I thank you for the health and peace of my children and my husband and myself. Truly I lack nothing, all is well. Please forgive my aching heart, the pang of longing for the one you gave me to be my Good Husband. Please help my heart to allow YOU to be ENOUGH. For you, Oh Lord, are my eternal Husband. I have every need met in you. Forever. Thank you for your provision. Help me to appreciate what I have, and stop feeling the loss of what is missing at the moment. I desire to be more pleasing to you, Lord — including being grateful and trusting you AND your timing. Help me to rejoice more and be sad less. Thank you, Shepherd. Amen.

 

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