Lord – Dear Lord,
Is it possible for my heart to be hard when I am close to you?
Or, am I fooling myself to believe that these two things could co-exist?
Though I feel your presence around me; it is within me the void resides.
Yet, you are there;
This I know.
Loving me, accepting me – in spite of myself.
The admission that I still have so far to go rises up.
Then slowly; gently, my heart begins to stir–
It is a stirring that only You can create..
“Rest my child.”, you tell me.
“Come to me.”, you say.
Pride becomes Humility.
Discouragement is replaced by Hope.
I am reminded again of your Faithfulness; and
Peace is mine once more.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13