On my way home from dropping Miranda off (after a great 2 days of wine tasting), my heart was heavy. I am guessing I miss the purpose of a heavy heart more often than not. As I prayed for my kids, the Lord put another person on my heart.
This devotional reminds me again to pray for those that make me uncomfortable me. Funny, as I write this, two more people cone to mind, but for different reasons. (Thank you Good for speaking to my heart).
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.
Proverbs 21:21 NIV
There are times that I have to remember it is up to me to forgive.
Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord , “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” Lord , you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord , who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord . With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 16:1-2, 5-11 NIV
Sometimes it feels as though things come at us in super warp speed. Sometimes, I just want to be one of the crowd, not the boss, not the keeper of hard things. Just Lori. Sometimes I want to have fun and be silly. I enjoy life there. But then, I have to out my BIG girl pants on, and make the hard decisions, attend the stressful meetings.
Heavenly father, Thank you for being on this journey with me. I am feeling as though my stress level is rising. This, as I am looking to simplify. Lord, I need direction, (and a break). So many are hurting and broken. Father heal us. I need direction…
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