I wake in the stillness of the morning’s night. Eyes open,
darkness fills my sight. Lord, You woke me for a reason, speak
to me, I pray. Now the images of my worry fill the void of space.
Why do I hold these when Your yoke is easy? A swap beyond my
understanding I know. Certainly, a love I crave to know.
I wake in the mornings and immediately began praying to the Lord about the worries that fill my mind. Lord, You see this situation, fix it. Lord, I need Your help with this. Then I stop. We are to enter into His courts with praise. Not because He requires it but because He is worthy of it. I began again. Lord, I thank You for Your grace and mercy that allowed me to wake this morning. I thank You Lord for your peace that surpasses all understanding. I thank You Lord for Your unmerited favor over my life. Lord, take the worries of this world from me, if it is Your will. Let me rest in You.
I pray this prayer as a means to remind myself that I am to leave my worries and cares with Him because I struggle with it. I pray day in and day out that God allows me to let those things go and to trust in Him, casting aside the excuse that it’s hard. If I relinquish myself to Him then nothing is too hard because His word says that “we can do all things through Him.” Then why do I have to remind myself throughout the day to leave it alone and let God work it out? Patience… one of the many things I lack and I believe that the Lord is working in me. Lord, I asked for patience but how long is this going to take?
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank you for Your patience with me. I thank You for not giving up on me when I took my time to call Your name. I thank You Father for walking with me as I waded in sin. Now, let me be content during my period of waiting because I know that You have a master plan in place that I cannot see. Your timing will place me strategically where I need to be with the temperance needed for Your will. Continue to work on me Lord.
In Jesus; name I pray,
Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
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