I don’t know where to start;
but with pen in hand,
and my itchy fingers on the keyboard,
I put down what I’m feeling deep inside;
hoping that this note to You,
will align my plans for my course,
with the steps that You’ve established
for my life according to Proverbs 16:9.
Please Papa, allow me to start by
thanking You for being by my side
when life is easy,
when I’m up on the mountain;
when life’s at its best; and,
when I’ve got peace of mind.
I thank You too,
for being with me
when things change,
when they are not so rosy;
when my world seems to be torn apart;
when I’m down in the valley
of trials and temptations;
when I am down on my knees
asking You to reach out Your hand.
Thank You for being there for me
when I feel as if all of my dreams
have been written off;
when the plans we made together
seem to have been erased;
when my tears flow down
like falling rain,
and yet they can’t
wash away the pain.
Thank You for the times,
when it seems to me
like it’s more than I can handle alone,
as if I can’t take it anymore;
Thank You for the forgiveness,
and Your Father’s love for me,
and for giving me second chances,
for giving me new starts;
thank You for creating paths
to take me across thick forests,
when there seemed to be no paths.
Thank You for helping me to keep the faith;
I pray for more faith
to believe You when You say:
You’ll never leave me alone;
and that You’ll send Your pure sweet love:
when troubles surround me,
when evils come,
when the body grows weak,
when the spirit grows numb,
when things beset me,
when I drift on the flood, and
when I’m searching for a straw
to clutch at.
Increase my faith dear God
in believing that there’ll be
a rainbow of dreams
when I walk over the next mountain;
let my heart ascend over its peak
in triumphant songs.
Let me, just like a river, be able
to carve out my own path.
Kindle my spirit, wash it clean;
bring me close to nature’s heart.
Relieve my aches and stresses;
let not anything disturb my inner peace
even when life is not easy.
Give me the faith of that mountain,
which knows that it might take time,
it might be hard,
but if it just holds on long enough,
it’ll find the strength to rise up.
And over and above that mountain,
let me be inspired more by nature:
by the butterflies that flutter
by kids who laugh and gawk;
by the beauty of the sunset;
by the moon so bright;
by the pretty sight of the stars;
by the sweet aroma of the inviting,
by the blue of the sky so deep; and,
by the radiance of the sun’s rays.
I would have wanted to
tell You this face to face,
but I know dear God,
that there are 7.9 billion of us in the world
who are dying for Your personal attention.
So all I ask, Dear God,
is that You bless me;
that You give me peace of mind;
let Your will be done in my life,
and grant me the serenity,
to accept Your will.
Thank You, Lord,
for listening to my rant.
Thank You for the patience.
Your loving child;
Nib of the Oozing Quill