SOME DAYS I am wrought with fear.
A private battle with what-ifs and what-thens.
O Lord, I admit I am terrified of ambulances and medical tests.
Of bad news, broken bones, and drawn-out illness.
Here I am at this late date, and I’m afraid I don’t even know the Bible as I should.
I feel so vulnerable, Lord.
Lift me out of this pit of despair and draw me close.
You who stilled the waters, please still my anxious heart.
Protect me from my deepest fears.
You alone are my refuge and strength.
Your grace supplies all that I need to endure, for I have a divine mission to fulfill.
– Missy Buchanan
Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body
From page 82 of Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body by Missy Buchanan. Copyright © 2008 by Missy Buchana. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, “Know the LORD,” for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
Jeremiah 31:34, NRSV
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