My world is deafening right now. How about yours?

Work is both intense and empty for me.

Family is calling me, but I miss them always. But they are grown and living in the same loud world I am, even louder.

Ministry is calling. Do I have what it takes? No, but God does.Psalm 4:1 on pink background with transparent handwriting

Caregiving, oh Lord, strengthen my mind and body for this responsibility you’ve given me. I know You do, and will every day that I am needed.

My house needs constant maintenance for everything to function. Thank you, Lord, for the home you’ve given us.

In the garden, the weeds never stop. But neither have the flowers that He designed. They remind me of God’s creativity and generosity. No matter what is happening, I can see gifts from the Creator right here in my garden.

My body is calling me to self-care, something I seem to restart every morning.

Society is screaming with unrest, and I cry and the cruelty and brutality of it all.

Politics are slimy and ugly, seeking to divide with a loud hammer driving a wedge between us. I turn off the television.

The past screams loudly with coulda, woulda, shoulda’s that will never be. I can shut that out because I am redeemed.

All these things are screaming, all at once. I want them to stop. Stop for just a little while! I can’t hear the Lord’s whisper, but I know He won’t let me miss it (1 Kings 19:11-12).

I must be sure He hears me. I will pray, and I will read his word loudly back to him. I’ll pray with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my strength, and with my mind fully engaged (Luke 10:27). And I will be comforted.

Though the world is loud, and I may have trouble hearing His whisper, I know that God hears me (Psalm 4:1). And He hears you, too.

 

You can also find me on Five Minute Fridays – A writing link-up. The one-word prompt this week is LOUD.
At FMF we gather around a single word prompt each week and free-write for five minutes flat, then visit other blogs to read posts and leave encouraging comments.

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