Sometimes our own words come back to haunt us.
Or an annoyingly catchy phrase from a song lingers way too long.
Then there are the words spoken to us, over us and into our lives.
We live and breathe story. Our lives are wrapped up and unfold in it.
The tangled threads of our days are being woven into a greater narrative of God’s design.
He finds ways to bring what we need to hear and heed back to our remembrance.
It happened to me recently. Words hung in my head and called me to pay attention. I found them in my Prayer Journal.
The ‘Prayer Whisper’ below was received over a year ago but it meets me where I am right now as a woman of faith, writer and poet.
And it whispers gentle into my future still hidden in Christ.
As an M.E and chronic illness sufferer, who is still battling a painful past by the grace of God, I need to believe it’s not all about me and my troubles but about how He is bringing me through them.
God calls me to share my pain and the overcoming of it through poetry and prose. Maybe you can do that too? We all need to know we are not alone.
There is hope. You matter. Your story matters to us and to God.
In the sharing of it we are all enriched, encouraged and supported, inspired to believe for good outcomes.
My hope and prayer is that you will find courage to share your story and grow stronger in the process.
‘Prayer Whisper:Your story matters’
“You have a message to share. You have a story to tell. Surrender the outcome to Me. All I ask of you is that you are willing to write as I guide, speak as I direct, and listen continually for My promptings. Sometimes words will flow and be written down; other times you wait in faith and trust, with expectancy, and I will provide as you take the first step.
Surrender your tools to Me. Your pen, paper, keyboard, phone or voice. In My hands they will accomplish far more than you can imagine. If words stall and you feel blocked from speaking, do not allow fear to paralyse you further. Continue to believe that I will provide.
There will be seasons of bounty and seasons of fallow. Believe I am in both. Your heart may need surgery. Your attitude and thoughts may need correction. It is necessary to purify and make you fit for purpose.
Then you will come forth as gold and shine with My radiance and glory. I will renew and restore what is broken and lost. You still see holes. I see more areas where My grace can filter through.
Trust the work I am doing in you. Broken, weak and wounded people surrendered to Me are the most beautiful vessels to reflect My Light to others”.
Joining here with Ruth for #letterto ~ ‘Letter to a future me’
And with Jen as we find heaven in the everyday