Day 5: My Heart is Still Unsure – Will You Take Care of Me?
A Deeper Prayer
I don’t know if I can surrender
Or my grief.
If I choose to“move on” – - -
To take you at your Word
That in You I can find
Hope, Healing, Restoration, and Peace,
Won’t I be letting my baby down,
Forgetting my loss,
And, in all of the many big and bigger ways,
Allowing Life to make me forget how
I was touched by their life?
If I don’t remember- – -
Who will remember?
If there’s a time when I don’t weep for them anymore -
If I have healing,
If I have joy,
If I start to laugh again -
Won’t I be living a lie?
Teach me, Lord, what it means
To Heal and have Hope again.
I know that I will never be the same.
Allow me to see how in letting You heal my heart
My child can be, will be, a gift to my life
For all Eternity.
I am so scared. But, I am hopeful.
In You I take a baby step towards Healing today.
Pick me up in Your Loving Arms of Grace
And meet every need I will have as I choose to live the rest of my life
My Precious Treasure, My Daughter, My Own,
I will care for all of your needs, even in the middle of what seeks to destroy you.
I will anoint you with My own Healing Oil, your Blessings will be overflowing.
My Grace will be a Soothing Balm to your heart and to your soul.
Be strong in Me and take Courage; I am your Redeemer.
Verses for Reflection:
Psalm 23:5 - You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
Psalm 31:24 - Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and expect the Lord!
(C) Gina M. Weeks, 2013
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