Stress creeps in and steals away the joys that were possible.
Lord, please fill me in this place so that the stress will be lessened. Let me look to You in these moments, help me to remember Your promises. I long for You in this place and know that only You can fulfill me truest desires.
The emptiness we feel is real. Our hearts are calling out for what is missing, a true relationship with the Living God.
I need to refocus. How easily my point of view turns back to self. When I look to me, all falls apart. When I try to control, I lose all control and I begin to spiral. You are my rock, my shield, my salvation and my Lord.
I bow before You. I know that You are most wise and I trust You in all things.
Remind me of the cross and all that You have done for each of us. Your ungrateful children. When will we learn?
You are so patient and so kind. I long to have just a fraction of Your grace and mercy.
My emotions can be useful but they can also blind me. I give them to You. I choose to no longer fight them but to feel them, acknowledge them and give them over to You.
Shine Your mighty light into this weary soul and help me see the truth in all things. Let my perspective be from Your eyes and Your heart. The struggles of this world mean nothing next to You. The stressors fade when You are with me. My focus determines my response and my focus needs to be on You.
Show me Your plan, show me my purpose and let me see me the way You do.
I pray these things in the precious name of Jesus. Amen and Amen.