Dear ALL-MIGHTY LORD,
Life has got me through many ordeals, and every time I face a new one, I feel smaller and weaker and lost. But each time I turn to you, you never cease to amaze me. For you never forsake.
Unlike the many who promise to be there but never really are. You watch me walk through the battlefield not from afar. And each time you smile and strengthen me with your words.
When I am afraid and I feel rejected. You say :
“I did not reject you, but chose you. Do not be afraid-I am with you! I am your God- let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.” Isaiah 41:9-10
When I lose all hope and feel like giving up . You say:
“Fight. Tomorrow I will give you victory.” Judges20:28
“Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new things I am going to do. It is happening already- You can see it now. I will make a way through the wilderness .” Isaiah 43:18-19
“Stop your crying and wipe away your tears. There is hope for your future. I, the Lord , have spoken.” Jeremiah 31:16-17
When I am wounded, in pain, hurt. Your word heals:
“The Lord will heal the wounds inflicted by his blow.” Isaiah 30:26
“He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds.” Psalms147:3
When I feel lost. You word reminds me:
“God alone knows the way, knows the place where wisdom is found.” Job 28:23
“I am the Lord your God, the one who wants to teach you for your own good and direct you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17
“Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to test, He will give you strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
When I am tempted to believe you have left me to burn. You say:
“Do not be afraid- I will save you. I have called you by your name- YOU ARE MINE. When you pass through deep waters , I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burnt; the hard trials that come will not hurt you.” Isaiah 43:1-2
“I will give up whole nations to save your life, because you are precious to me and because I LOVE YOU and give you honour. DO NOT BE AFRAID – I AM WITH YOU.” Isaiah 43:4-5
“Do not let evil defeat you; instead conquer evil with good” Romans 12: 21
When I complain . You say:
“Mustard seed is the smallest of all seeds but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants.” Mathew 13:32 You teach of patience and acceptance in times of trials.
“God will put his angels in charge of you, to protect you wherever you go.”Psalms 91:11
When I feel ashamed of all the wrongs I’ve done. I am reminded :
“He knows all that has ever been and all that ever will be; He uncovers the deepest of mysteries. He takes notice of our every thought.” Sirach 42:19-20
“Forgive; and God will forgive you.” Luke6:37
“If you kept a record of our sins, who could escape being condemned? But you forgive us, so that we should stand in awe of you.” Psalms130:4
When I am left with the “why?” hanging around me. I listen to your provoked voice:
“No one should ask why things are as they are, everything in creation has its own purpose.” Sirach 39:21
When I feel incomplete. You word says:
“Nothing the Lord made is incomplete. Everything completes the goodness of something else.”Sirach 42:25
When I am in need of strength. I say:
“ I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that CHRIST gives me.” Phillippians 4:13
When I think of all the miracles you do and be hopeful. You say:
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”Mathew 21:22
“Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; Knock, and the door shall be opened.”Luke 11:9
When your word advices me. I try to pay attention:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. If you obey the Lord, it will be like good medicine healing your wounds and easing your pains. When the Lord corrects you, pay attention and take it as a warning. The Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects his son. Hold on to your wisdom and insight. They will provide you with life. Whenever you possibly can, do good to those who need it.” Proverbs 3:5-27
There are times when I feel. I am not enough. I am not worthy. I won’t be able. But you always prove me wrong. You give me the push I need. You make me knock on doors that I would think would never open for me. But you always surprise me with your mercy and Love and acceptance.
I feel unworthy Lord, of your unconditional love. Because I fail to believe your presence in the most agonising situations. BUT YOU ARE THERE.YOU ALWAYS ARE.
“Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you. I have carved you on the palm of my hand.” Isaiah 49:15-16
There’s so much your words tell me. There’s so much wisdom you give. This BOOK of love you gave me is a reminder of How blest I am to be your child; OF HOW MUCH LOVE I HAVE WHEN I HAVE YOU BESIDE ME, IN ME, WITH ME.
It will always be less, what all I’ve written here. Because just like your LOVE , YOUR WORD is eternal.
I know you value me beyond anything. And yet I want to add more value to me, your creation, in a way you have already chosen for me.
Let me be humble, and let my faith burn and spread the warmth of your Love to all those who need to know THAT YOU ARE WORTHY OF EVERY PRAISE.
“You, Oh Lord, is all I have, and so I put my hope in you.” Lamentations 3:24
All glory and honour to you.
THANK YOU JESUS.
-Your child forever.