When the details of life begin to overwhelm, no matter how desperately I try to maintain order.
When the chaos begins to swirl. Around… and over… and into…
When my heart feels unable to recognize the joy I clearly see in front of me.
Help me, Lord, to be still.
As the stars twinkle overhead.
While I lie alone with my thoughts.
As unwarranted, yet piercing, pains of inadequacy steal sleep and rest and well-deserved happiness.
Help me, Lord, to trust in you.
Whisper in my ear that you are in control.
Wrap your arms around me. Shelter me in your quiet. Instill in me your paternal peace.
Remind me that this is but a moment in time and one I need to embrace. The chaos. The storm. And all the great gifts you have given as part of this blessed life.
Help me, Lord, to let go. And to let you gently usher me down the path you long ago paved for me. Lead me to my destination, as I experience the ups and downs and uncertainties. Help me, Lord, to have faith in your divine Plan.
“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalms 48:11