November 28, 2011

On This Day

LORD, I don't really understand why bad things happen.

I'm not sure I want to understand why we willingly take opportunities hurt others.

I surely don't understand how we can cause physical or emotional pain to someone we have promised to love.

I don't understand why we feel we must control, patronize or harshly criticize.

I hate the fact that we claim belief in You, LORD, but are proud, arrogant and self-righteous.

I wish we didn't have to struggle everyday with blinding selfishness that keeps us from dying to self and giving love to others.

But, I do know that You, LORD, are always good and just.

I do know that somehow everything works towards Your good pleasure.

I do know what unconditional love looks like by the example of our beloved Messiah Yeshua.

I painfully know that nothing lasts forever and it would be foolish to take the blessings in our lives for granted.

I know that we must continue to diligently strive to love and serve You, LORD, and to love those with us as You do.

I beg for Your wisdom, grace and mercy,
I need You to help me understand and exercise patience and lovingkindness,
as I meagerly attempt, on this day, to fulfill that seemingly simple command.

3 comments:

Mama Cache said...

As all of your thoughts culminated with that heartfelt prayer, I was assured that a gracious Father loves to hear and answer such a request from His child.

Ari C'rona said...

Yeah... I agree. Well said, my friend. :o)

Your Friend said...

May this prayer always be blessed with an answer of love. The Lord will be good to you!