Monday, September 23, 2013

A PEEK INSIDE MY JOURNAL: A Mother's Prayer in the Midst of the Storm

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 
~ James 5:16, NRSV ~


Be still, my soul.  O Holy Spirit, how I long to sit quietly in Your presence and meditate on Your goodness!  Your ever-faithful presence is a gift beyond all gifts.  You alone grant me clarity and peace.  Only you can grant me the wisdom needed for every decision.  And the awesomeness of Your glory takes my breath away.

Yet, my circumstances have obscured my view.  I look to You and struggle to see because I am drowning.  Life buffets me on every side, and I fight to regroup and press on.  My brain is scrambled.  Exhaustion and discouragement overtake me.

Spirit of the Living, Loving God, take over! Clear my brain fog.  Direct each step I take.  Bring order out of my chaos.  Grant that I might be effective rather than scattered.  Replace my stressed, racing heart with Your overflowing love.  As life continues to bump into me, let that sweet love spill out of me onto all who are near.  Thank You for going with me, because I realize full well, I cannot do it alone!

*Footnote:  Journal posts are taken from past entries on my special needs journey, offering parents a chance to identify with another person who has faced similar emotions and circumstances.

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