Monday, October 31, 2016

Thank you for my heritage

Dear Lord, Jehovah Jireh,
the God who provides--

Thank you for providing me a heritage.
No background is perfect,
and no family is without pain and suffering.
Yet regardless of present circumstances,
my heritage is a provision from You
to shape me and direct my attention
toward You
and toward Your never-failing, no-strings-attached love.

Thank you for providing me a life,
imperfect and filled with pain,
yet bursting with opportunities for growth.
You stretch me and challenge me
because You love me.
You have plans for me.

These are just some aspects of Your unimaginable provision.
Thank You, Jehovah-Jireh.
Let me never forget or minimize the depth of your care,
even when I don't understand it.

Amen.

image by K Whiteford