Thursday, September 27, 2012

Getting Me Through


Sometimes you find yourself on your knees at 2am, when you really should be sleeping; crying and praying, and praying and crying. Hopeless. Hurting.

"Trust your struggle"

 Then, a miracle. You reach into the card catalog in your brain and remember all the words of comfort that you have gathered over the course of your lifetime. Truly a miracle in this moment when you feel broken and shattered.

 "Be still my soul, the Lord is on thy side" 

 Just like that, your tears abate. You think about these phrases as they roll through your head and what they actually mean in terms of you, your life, and eternity. Fear leaves and sunlight creeps back into your soul. 

 "Look unto me in every thought; Doubt not, fear not" 

 Then you wipe your eyes and restart your prayers. Prayer of gratitude and thanksgiving. You haven't been handed a game plan or a promise for attaining all you want in life. What you have is clarity and hope. Both must be cultivated. 

 "Don't worry baby, everything will turn out all right"

2 comments:

Dani & Jake said...

You got me all teary in this. Love that "trust your struggle." And love you!

Jesse&Amber said...

Could not have said it better. You are amazing.