Thursday, August 31, 2006

Dear Lord...

..another day has come to a close. The children have all made it safely to bed, thank you. Thank you so much for the grace you allotted for today. Thank you for your mercy and my salvation. As I sit here watching my words on this screen, I can't help but feel I have failed you yet again. How impatient I get sometimes...the tone I use with my husband in front of my children when I am upset...Lord how many times have I failed you?! And yet, you forgive me over and over, pick me up and love me as your very own. I look back on my day and wonder if I encouraged enough. Did that friend in need see me glance her way as I said a prayer for her. Ease the pain of the suffering of those you know I am talking about if it be your will...help them to seek you. Does my family know how much I miss and love them Lord? I am worried about some of my family Lord, do they know you? Oh Lord, my emotions deceive me sometimes into believing all my motives are right...try and test them Lord lest it all be in vain. Help me to be a blessing to my husband, my children, my church...it hurts Lord, to be misunderstood. It hurts to be mistreated Lord....I know you understand. Speak to me Lord in the midst of my thoughts and confusion. Help me to focus on YOU. I love you Lord so much....and am embarrassed at the pitiful prayer I offer up in my tiredness Lord. I know you understand what my heart is saying Lord even if I don't. You are so good to me, and I am horribly undeserving. I hate the pride I find in my heart at times dear Lord, to think I can do anything by myself...how foolish. Please forgive me. In Jesus Name Amen.

9 comments:

Happymama said...

Amen

Ashleigh said...

Another amen...

Free In Christ said...

Amen! You put thoughts into words so nicely. oh, How many times I have gone to bed with those same thoughts running through my head, thanks for the reminder. Our primary purpose is--to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Did we do that today? Lord help us all.

Heather, you are just such an encouragement to me. Thanks again.
Love, Melissa

Sis. Julie said...

This is very good!! It's almost as though they were my words you put down.

I want to thank you for stopping by my site and leaving a comment. It's always a blessing to have new people come by. I pray you get a blessing each time you come by.

Anonymous said...

You are SO good with your words.
During my "night-time" prayers, I usually fall asleep before I get to Amen. :~) Hope they still count :~)
I miss you dearly,
Tobi

Mishel said...

Thank you Heather, for sharing your heart...it truly blessed me. I appreciate so much, your willingness to be transparent before the Lord and those of us who read your blog. You are such an encouragement to me and obviously to many others. Love, hugs and prayers to you, my friend!

Michelle Hill said...

Thank you for sharing this with us..Amen!!!!

Heather said...

What a blessing this morning to see that I am not the only one :) I am so teary reading the responses. The Lord knows I need the reassurance :) I am such a mess sometimes lol. Yes, Melissa- Lord please help us all :)Sis Julie your site was such a blessing, I will def. be returning.
awww Tobi :hug: of course they count hon..how beautiful to drift off in prayer..our last thoughts on Him. I love you Ms Mishel..you are my inspiration-God's blessings apparent in your life and Ash's. Ms Michelle Hill, thank you so much for coming to my site! I see you on many others too- always with an encouraging word. Love in Him ladies :)

abrightnewdawn said...

And, Amen, Heather.