Let Me Choose

via Daily Prompt: Song

Let me choose to be happy
When tribulations come my way
Let praise be on my tongue
Let no song go unsung
Let joy be on my face
Though to my mind it can not be traced
Keep my worries at bay
Let my heart offer up praise.

~GrantedGrace72

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

When I may struggle to see past my circumstance, let me fight to see good through Your eyes, through Your Word. When I feel down and out, let Your Word lift me up.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Amen!

Re-post from earlier date.

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On My Way

I am a work in progress;
A product of pain I confess.
I never knew the comforts of love
Though those who gave didn’t know what it was
My resources poured into me
A cup filled, overflowing with empty.
A cycle, I poured out into my own
Absent of the greatest love ever known.
I am a work in progress;
A product of pain I must confess.
Then it was the Lord that came to me
Filling the voided spaces in need.

~GrantedGrace72

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

Help me Lord to forgive myself the way that You have forgiven me. I am an empty vessel, broken in many ways, needing Your healing and guidance to be a better mother, to be a better child, to be a better person, to be a better disciple for Your Word. Fill me with Your Spirit so that my void is filled with You and You overflow onto those around me because I fail in my own strength. I fail but through You I can do all things.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Amen!!!

 

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Broken Vows

via Daily Prompt: Betrayed

We were bound by vows
But weakened by trials,
and tribulations thereafter.
A home that was full of laughter
was gradually replaced.
Now pain and regret stands in its place.
A lifetime of love that was promised to be
turned out to be just a fantasy;
a dream that I was awakened from,
a possibility that would not come.
I tried to close my eyes and go back
to where we were,
back to when we put each other first.
I wanted to see the smiles on our face,
the ones now that have been erased.
I wanted to feel that warmth of serenity,
The way I felt when you held me…
Once upon a time.
But, you wanted me to give and give
and never question what your motive is.
You’re insistent upon putting guilt in my heart
Because I can no longer be silent and play the part.
You want a “good little wife” who will
let your ‘lives’ be.
A role that will destroy the existence of me
You have drained my hearts last drop that was
You have taken the last sweat and tears of my love.

~GrantedGrace72

 

Have you ever felt that way? Like you’ve given the last of yourself to someone only to be looked at like you never gave enough? I wonder, is this how we see Jesus sometimes? He gave His life so that we could have life more abundantly but He didn’t work out one situation and now what He did wasn’t enough. Being hurt is not easy. We have hurt others and we all have been hurt at some point in our lives. While in sin we had to rely on our own selves to get over and deal with the pain but while in Christ, He will teach us how to guard our hearts from the evils of this world, if we will invite Him in. It may not be easy at first but if we continue to seek Him – He will mend our broken pieces so that we may be testaments when we show our healed wounds and turn others to Him, just as He did .

Dear Heavenly Father,

The pain that weighs me down feels unbearable. I don’t know how to get over this. I don’t know what to do but Lord the word says that You are near the brokenhearted. Be near me now Lord.  Let me do good to those who have hurt me so that Your ways can be exemplified. Let me show Your love even when my heart hurts too much to look past in my own strength.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Amen!

 

 

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Awaken

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.

~GrantedGrace72

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,

Amen!

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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Nested in HIM

via Daily Prompt: Egg

I am new; born from the grace of God.
Created in the image of HIM.
Carefully handled like an egg cradled in its
Mother’s nest. Protected under wings of HIS mercy.
Upheld by HIS righteous hand, I soar
on the wind of HIS love.

 

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Nothing Like HIM

I am scarred and bruised,
nothing like JESUS.
I am broken and worn
But nothing like the LORD.
HE has carried a cross
That I can never bear
I have loved and lost
Though I have never loved
like HIM. Oh! Grace and mercy,
thank you for giving,
a gift, though some don’t know
a salvation for this life
given to the world whole.

~GrantedGrace72

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

So many are unaware of the grace and mercy You have poured upon us when Your blood was shed on the cross. Open the eyes of those who are lost, put someone in their path that can awaken their curiosity of You. Soften their hearts to Your voice asking them to invite You in.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Amen!

 

 

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Let Me Choose

Let me choose to be happy
When tribulations come my way
Let praise be on my tongue
Let no song go unsung
Let joy be on my face
Though to my mind it can not be traced
Keep my worries at bay
Let my heart offer up praise.

~GrantedGrace72

 

Dear Heavenly Father,

When I may struggle to see past my circumstance, let me fight to see good through Your eyes, through Your Word. When I feel down and out, let Your Word lift me up.

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Amen!