There’s something about the morning that makes me feel at peace. The promise of a do-over, a fresh start, an opportunity to learn to breathe again. The dawning of a new day says peace to me. Thank you, Lord, for the soothing softness that comes with the morning, A soft whisper as the first ray of light slips up over the edge of the dark. It’s your voice.
I woke up this morning hoping to meet you in the sunrise but I was facing the wrong side of the sky. As I sat watching the morning begin to come alive, I noticed the birds all around me were singing and how the sunrise though behind me turned the clouds to a beautiful shade of orange in front of me. The ocean view off in the distance then drew me in. Suddenly the thought occurred to me that if I had no singing birds, ocean views, sunrises or sunsets you would still be here right beside me. You are all I need.
Thank you for loving me. Thank you for loving me so much that you saved me from falling. Thank you for giving me the strength to make it through another day. Thank you for hearing me when I cried out to you in need of help. Thank you for being there for me when I wanted to give up. Thank you for staying with me when I felt all alone. Thank you for catching my tears and taking my pain when I cried out to you… Jesus please take this. I know without you I would never have come this far. I know without you I would give in. Thank you for being there putting out your hand for me to grab on to. Thank you for pulling me up out of the mouth of the pit of self destruction. Thank you for giving me the strength to keep going on. Thank you for the strength to keep breathing. Thank you for breathing for me when I can’t breath on my own. Thank you for holding on to me and never letting me go. Thank you for loving me.
Sometimes I feel as if I float on a sea of crashing waves jostling and tossing about not knowing what direction to go. Seas of darkness threatening to over take me pulling me under with suffocating strength crushing my chest turning my breath to gasps as anxiety and panic set in. I whisper your name … Jesus … as I see you rise out of the dark sea of fear and pain your arms envelope me, holding strong, my life raft catching me not letting me fall into dark waters. I see your strong hands take the wheel of the ship standing beside me steering me through the overwhelming swells of waves never allowing the ship to capsize as you deliver me to safe ground.
they I cried out to the Lord in their my trouble,
and he brought
them me out of their my distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
They I were was glad when it grew calm,
and he guided
them me to their my desired haven.
them me give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Psalms 107:28-31
Thank you Lord for keeping me safe and holding me in your arms steering me through the rough patches and delivering me to safe ground. Love, T