Psalm 144:3-4 “O Lord, what are human beings that you regard them, or mortals that you think of them? They are like a breath; their days are like a passing shadow.”
There is thunder and a steady rain. My mood fits this unusual Colorado morning.
It is hard pray when I have clouds of gloom and doom hanging over me. I come lamenting my worries and frustrations instead of thanking him and praising him. I come as I am.
I wish I could banish these darker moments of life but I know even in these grumbly moods I learn and grow in the Lord. In these moments I am drawn to seek him even more.
I come to the Lord this morning, just as I do each morning. I come as a disciple and servant. I come seeking renewal in order to be able to give.
I do not fully understand God’s love for human beings but I can only imagine it to be much bigger than the love I have for my own children. I regard them as precious and I think of them every moment. This is how God is with us.
My life may be just a breath or a passing shadow but I pray that my breath or passing shadow of a life will be one of love and praise to God.
Thank you for the rain. I know the earth needs it so badly. I rejoice with the plants in their song of thanksgiving. You give each of us just what we need. Help me accept what I receive and learn to love you more through whatever each day brings. I pray these things through Jesus, my Savior. Amen.