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Apr 29

Lord, I fear for my own self. I have been hit with a blow that seems to be capable of disintegrating everything around me and extending far into the future. I know you are quite capable of dissolving this crisis and restoring my hope, but I am so overwhelmed with grief right now that I […]

Apr 3

Lord, please hold my heart and my mouth, so that I can just pass through this hard time without making it worse — for however long it lasts. At least I have finally learned that it does no good to speak my troubles out loud, for they are only ever taken as problems to be […]

Mar 28

Good morning, Lord. I am low on hope today, and I wonder just how much it is due to incessant rain and being trapped inside a tiny popup camper for three days straight. I thought it was going well enough when I went to bed last night, but while trying to wake myself this morning, […]

Jan 24

Lord, I really don’t know if I will survive this, and I’m not sure I even want to. Why did you not just take me home when I was sick and close to death, a week ago? Why does my heart feel so dead and lifeless and hopeless today, and how can I somehow find […]

Dec 15

Lord, I feel so raw, so physically sick, so emotionally wounded. It is hard to have much hope today. Things feel very dark and harsh, and your Love and kindness feel too far away in the future to be of much encouragement right now. Thank you, though, for reminding me over and over that I […]

Dec 2

Good morning, Father. Thank you for helping me through these days of up and down emotions and levels of exhaustion and feeling LOST. Thank you for joyful moments with my Mate, and thank you for helping me LET GO of moments that have not been so joyful. Thank you for helping me make it through […]

Nov 27

Hello, Father. Please forgive me for being so angry, for feeling a bit abandoned by you – not because I am homeless, living in a popup camper, but because on top of that, I have to do it while constantly facing my greatest vulnerability, with my biggest fear dangling over my head able to drop […]

Jul 5

Lord, I cannot DO this any more. I’m giving up, best as I know how. Please just help me to find some place to put my stuff, or help me throw it all away in the closest dumpster. I want to disappear into the Unknown, hitchhike back up North where it is cooler, where the […]

Jun 18

Lord, this wound seems too great for me, like it will surely swallow me up. Even though I have had very little sleep and have walked all over town today, I somehow doubt I could sleep even now. Sleep where? I have no home. Seems like I had a bit of one, just yesterday. But […]

May 11

Lord, my heart is breaking and I feel so all alone. It feels like everyone is taking, taking, taking from me, and giving nothing back. I can feel you reaching out to help me, I can hear your voice, and I can even recognize that it is just the enemy attacking me hard right now… […]

Feb 18

Father, I feel lost and alone and wounded today. Please help me to give you these burdens, instead of foolishly thinking I must carry them by myself. Please comfort and strengthen my heart, and help me to accept your peace and joy. Thank you, faithful Shepherd.

  2 Corinthians 1:3-5 ERV

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Feb 5

Hello, Father. Thank you for humbling me, showing me plainly that I am completely dependent upon you for everything. My contact lens experiment completely failed, and it has joined the ranks of what seems like everything else in my life that is just barely tolerable, without any real chance to improve it. I just have […]

Nov 27

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 […]

Nov 19

Good morning, Father! Thank you so much for your awesome love and care! Thank you for making it so that my husband was motivated to turn on the heat today, so that it can be warmer than 50-some degrees in the house, helping me to not be so distracted with cold. Please help him, Father. […]

Nov 1

Good morning, Father. Thank you for the nice early walk with the sunrise this morning. Thank you for letting me hit some crazy level yesterday where I am now humbled and subdued, although I seem to have lost a bit of hope and quite a measure of my joy as well. Please help me to […]

Sep 10

Good morning, Father. Thank you for the nice morning walk in the misty rain, coming back home and it still being only 69 degrees outside — cool enough to open the window and the door! Father, my heart still aches, like my best friend has betrayed me or is mad at me. I know you […]

Aug 11

Good morning, Father. I really don’t know how I am going to make it through this day — or even the next few months — but I know that the ONLY way to do it is to hang on tight to YOU! I’m tired, Lord. I want to go back to being oblivious, NOT knowing […]

Dark Night

Lord, this night is hard. So many people in my world are suicidal or suffering at the hand of despair. My own daughter is attacking me, blaming me, despite my insistence on respecting her, treating her as I would wish YOU to treat me, Lord. I have given my very best to everyone I know, […]

Jul 10

Good morning, Father. Thank you for your patience with me. Please help me to have more patience with myself and my life situation, and please help me with HOPE. Ever since the power went out yesterday, I have felt a level of despair that has been rising, increasing, spreading — and I really do not […]

May 30

Hello, Father. This is getting very difficult. These hormone imbalances are really taking a toll on me. Please teach me how to keep them balanced, Lord, so I don’t end up killing myself or something…! I know the instructions say I am only supposed to use the progesterone cream for 3 weeks, then go a […]