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Lord, You KNOW.
I have found myself breathing this prayer in recent weeks as I walked through a very full and sometimes intense September.
Lord, You KNOW.
This has been so comforting to me, because I realize in my humanness, I usually don’t know. No, my job is to trust.
Recently I had a beautiful image (I am a very visual thinker) of Jesus sitting on my couch as I pondered my life. I believe and know God is with us, so it was good to think about that! What was striking about this image was how relaxed Jesus was. It reminded me of the story where he is on the boat with the disciples who are terrified, and he is sleeping. Do you ever feel like yelling, “Wake up, Jesus!”. His disciples did.
He is not fazed. He reminds them to not be afraid. He knows they are in the midst of the storm.
Knowing that God KNOWS is comforting.
Lord, You KNOW what is going on in my life right now.
Lord, you KNOW that I am afraid sometimes.
You Know when my body is not cooperating or in pain.
You Know when I feel overwhelmed or misunderstood.
You Know the burdens I carry and how I am concerned for the ones I love.
You Know the state of affairs in the world which feel frightening at times.
You Know when I have doubts or anxiety.
You Know when I am filled with joy and confidence.
And that knowing helps me not to fret. Because I know and trust you are in control, that you see the end of the story, that you care.
I’ve been praying another prayer this week that I love, from the Celtic tradition:
Calm me, O Lord, as you stilled the storm; Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm. Let all the tumult within me cease . . . Enfold me, Lord, in your peace.
May we sit with that knowing this week, relaxing in the arms of the One who loves us.