When the world seems to be shrouded in chaos,
When a hurdle on the road in my privileged life
Seems too much to bear,
When my emotions threaten to crush me,
I take a breath
And turn to Him
The One who took me in His arms
And forgave everything,
Who gifted mercy when I didn’t deserve it,
Who flooded me in grace when I did nothing to earn it,
Who, even today, loves me with a love so high,
So deep, and so wide I will never understand it.
Sometimes I feel it, cloak myself in it, abide in it.
So I give thanks,
Not just today
But every day
To Him who changed my mind,
To Him who changed my heart,
To Him who transformed my life
Because His love is in my bones,
In my thoughts, in my words, in my feet, in my hands.
I am His daughter, never again alone,
And when I allow His Spirit to lead me,
To work in me, to remind me
Of the words of Jesus,
My heart is full of His love,
My eyes are full of His tears,
And the chaos and the hurdles
And the crushing burdens
Which threaten to destroy me
Seem to float, seem to lighten
As He lifts them and takes them on
And replaces them with
His lighter burden,
The only one He asks me to carry.
To love. And show others His.