One could say I have
an ocean of tears welling
from the inside & I’m sure
You can see them as one fell
down and off my noise. I heard,
the lie I know now I believe so
deeply: you can’t love with passive
agreessive nature I don’t wish to have or
the way I can quickly envy when minutes
before I was content to sit with you, be.
You are faithful and true when you tell
me you’re not leaving or forsaking me
And to you I am
Altogether lovely. And you’re planning
good things for me, not to harm me. And
you provide for me. Trust me, you say,
Because the prompt is ocean, it reminded me of this graphic I made today:
This is from day ooe from Holy and Set Apart by my lovely friend, Kelly. A 30 day devotional to this:
Beloved, you are cherished – so don’t you dare doubt your worth. Your Papa is not a self-deprecating Being. You are no rough draft or a caricature version of Him. You are His masterpiece come to life! Your Father is proud to see Himself in you! You are holy. You are set apart by God, for God. When you know this personally, then nothing will stop you from living with purpose!
I started it yesterday and had to stop to sink into the refresher in who God is: provider, LORD of Lords, Bright Morning Star, the God who hears, the Reseemer. Favorite part so far? The prayer at the end. It really helped to be still and be guided into prayer instead of rambling. (Not that God cares about rambles. He loves them.) it’s just nice to be still from someone’s heartfelt and see what I stop on.
I love this sentence from the today’s prayer. And the way this graphic of a girl staring at the ocean, how it flows in and out, kept in place reminds me God keeps all things in order. There are bigger things. And I don’t have to strive, but rear in his love right now. He gives me what I need when I need it. He’s my father after all.
He’ll come through. Always does, always will.
I can’t wait to see today’s day, after these 30 days. And clearly I went from talking about the ocean to this devotional..but apparently I needed to preach to myself and remember who God is – the one who tells the oceans proud waves to hold up! with boundary markers. 😂