Father God, I come to you right now with so many different emotions going on inside of me. I look at what is happening in this world right now and it feels like a bad dream. I don’t know what’s true, what’s actual reality and what isn’t. I find myself going to worst case scenario in my head and it leaves me with this weighty uncertainty.
My heart hurts for my kids who don’t get to go back to school and be with their friends and amazing teachers
My heart hurts for the seniors in our ministry who were robbed of their final months together as a class
My heart hurts for senior athletes in high school and college who don’t get to play their last year at school
My heart hurts for my grandparents who have to be away from people right now to stay safe
My heart hurts for elderly people who already feel overlooked that they must stay even more in the shadows right now
My heart hurts for people who are experiencing anxiety and depression because of the isolation
My heart hurts because there are so many people that lost their job
My heart hurts because there are a lot of people sick and hurting
My heart hurts most because there are so many people who are losing hope!
God would you be with those people right now, would you draw near to them, would you reveal who you are to them so that they can experience what true hope looks like.
In this season God would you do a good work in me. There are so many blessings and ways to be thankful right now Father.
I am thankful for a wife who I adore
I am thankful for more time with my 4 kids
I am thankful for a roof over our heads and food to eat and the basic things we take for granted
I am thankful for the weather changing and the warmth of the sun
I am thankful for our health
I am thankful for bikes, baseball, pop a shot and other games we can play right now
I am thankful for technology to still stay in touch with friends and family during this time
I am thankful for the encouraging people in my life that keep me going
I am thankful for my church and the way we are trying to do whatever we can to help people with this season of life
I am thankful for a lot of the distractions that were in my life not being around right now
God I am so thankful for the cross, I am so thankful for the empty tomb and I am so thankful for the grace, mercy and love you pour out over me!
God, this week I am reminded of the purpose this life has, the call you have placed on my life and the reason I live.
Help me be gracious, patient and kind to those I interact with. God give me wisdom and discernment to help however I can with any situation that comes up.
God most of all during this season help me be more like you. Help me see things in my life that need to change and give me the courage and strength to make those changes. God continue to prune the things in my life that need to be pruned.
God maybe most of all help me, during this time, to spend time WITH you. Help me grasp how wide and long and high and deep is your amazing, unfathomable love.
Do immeasurably more right now than I can even imagine. You get the glory for everything God.