Sometimes, we come bleeding before the throne,
barely believing that our own needs are known
before we have spoken them,
yet knowing that groanings too deep for words
have spoken to the Father’s heart,
the Spirit having done his part
to express what we can barely sense
in this taunt tension, this mixing of mind and emotion,
oceans stirred by thoughts and feelings
that run through our deepest core,
mined from the store of memory and dread,
ruining both yesterday and tomorrow.
We let ourselves forget that worry
borrows from the future to ruin the present day
(whose own evil will be sufficient.)
May you today, then, believe in mercy and grace,
face whatever comes your way,
knowing that God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but a Spirit of Love, Strength and Power,
one who draws near to us
and bends the ear of God toward our greatest needs.
And may you remember that you were loved
when you were still His enemy,
and that the One Who Died For You
also stands at the right hand of God,
interceding for you
without weariness or declining interest.
And in that memory and awareness,
as you strive to continue walking in the Light,
do your part to make a good day.