Years ago, my Mom gave me a copy of Holly Gerth’s book, Under God’s Umbrella: Gifts of Hope & Encouragement to Shelter Your Heart in Life’s Storms. The book is available from Dayspring and other religious book stores.
Holly shared this prayer:
“Lord, my heart is in the midst of a storm right now. Please help me to be honest with myself and with You about all that I am feeling. Amen.”
I have a great number of feelings right now from fear to anger, despair, hope, uncertainty, overwhelming sorrow, alone, resilient, mad and even strangely connected through technology.
This quote from Annie Johnson Flint was found on the opposite page of the prayer:
“God has not promised sun without rain, joy without sorrow, peace without pain. But God has promised strength for the day, rest for the labor, light for the way, grace for the trials, help from above, unfailing sympathy, undying love.
All of this was found in the chapter, “It’s OK Not to be OK.” Recognize and call out the emotions that you are feeling and remember that we are all Under God’s Umbrella.
Shared by Marcie Doll