I have gone through this life confused about my purpose, unsure of who I was supposed to be, unaware of God’s love for me, or love for myself I suppose. Then God began to strip away all of the ground I thought I stood on and thought I held firm in my life. He left me with nothing. From the valley I sat, I looked up towards Him (finally) asking that He would hold my hand and lead me. Forgive my disobedience to Him. I think it’s what He was waiting on. So now, though I still am learning not to complain, I believe that God has soothed deep-rooted pains and given me the strength to endure the evils of this world. He is working the peace in me that surpasses all understanding. So while I may not be seeing the results I thought in life, I am relying on God to lead me. I thank God for thinking enough of me to allow me to endure the struggles of this world.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank You for leading me through the valley and shadows of evil. I will fear no evil. Though they laugh and point fingers, let my eyes remain on You because You endured shame and persecution that should make us grateful for suffering. I want to be grateful for every moment that You prepare me for Your purpose. Let praise remain on my lips because regardless of what this world brings You are worthy.

In the name of Jesus I pray.



Author: grantedgrace72

You need to know me? I am an old youth. Late to grow. Yet grateful of the time given by the Lord. Under His watchful eye, I am redirected, chastened, and chided. My heart is fragile, broken, and a work in progress. The Lord delicately puts me together as if mending glass. My pieces are not visibly shown. Hurt words leave my mouth, the sharp edges of my broken glass; though my heart speaks a different beat. A common factor in our time. My ways have sent me astray from the Lord’s path. I am no different than you. The Lord uses His timetable, methods, and avenues to lead us back to Him…if we will listen. Heavenly Father, Open my ears to hear Your gentle voice. Soften my heart so that I will heed Your words. Guide my feet so that I may walk in line with Your will. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen! PhotoCredit: