I will sing a song of hope to those drifting around with broken souls. I will sing until the words heal the sorrow growing inside of you. I will sing of a Savior that loves you even when you aren’t lovely. I will sing of Him who gave His life to make us lovely. I will sing a song of peace into the discord in your bones. I will sing until you can breathe.
May these words bring you comfort. May they remind you that you are not in this life alone. Hang in there! Though today you might not feel strong or brave or okay, that doesn’t mean tomorrow will be the same. There is hope here.
When I think of Jesus, and all He stood for in His short life it gives me hope. Hope that the trials we face in life cannot outweigh the joy of belonging to God. The suffering and setbacks cannot undo our salvation. Life is hard, life is beautiful, and life is a gift from God.
So whatever you are struggling through I pray with all my heart that you would cling to Jesus — let Him be your hope. Let Him be your comfort, your strength, and your encouragement. Let His words seep into the despair and illuminate your soul to the wonder and joy waiting for you.
I pray for you as I pray for myself to hold on to Jesus even when we want let go. Run towards Him and not away. Tell Him everything, don’t leave the ugly parts out. He wants all of you, and He will make everything beautiful. There is nothing about you, nothing that has happened to you, and nothing you have done that can destroy the love He has for you.
There is no greater love than the love of Jesus. A love so wide it stretches across nations, generations, and languages. A love so deep that our past, our sin, and our wounds cannot overwhelm the depth and eternity of this beautiful love.
Jesus loves you. Jesus longs for you. Jesus is waiting for you to go to Him, to trust Him, and to give everything to Him. He’s not holding out on you. He’s not holding back His heart — don’t hold back yours.
His arms are open and longing to hold you. Let Jesus be your home. Rest your soul in Him. You need Him. You are always going to need Him.
So don’t hesitate a moment longer, leap into His arms and let Him teach you what true love can do.
There is a wound in my heart that keeps me prisoner. It was inflicted when I was a child and never healed. Over the years there have been situations that caused it to reopen and bleed again. It’s grown deep and infected. I live with this ache in my chest, an ache so painful it consumes me.
I have prayed about it so often. I have asked and at times begged for You to take this wound away. I have prayed to forget, to be free of this pain and the sorrow it brings. I have prayed for a new body, a new heart. I have prayed and prayed and prayed but the wound is still here. It still hurts. It still bleeds. It reminds me of things I long to forget.
Am I asking for something I cannot receive? Am I praying the wrong way? Am I insincere in Your eyes? I really am so lost as to what to do other than keep praying. So today I will pray a different prayer because maybe I’m not supposed to forget. Maybe this pain is meant to be where You grow beautiful things inside of me. Maybe this pain will help me to love and encourage others.
Teach me the art of letting go
Of the things that weight me down
Teach me the beauty of surrender
To the One who gave it all for me to be free
Oh my God, teach me, teach me
Teach me to sing the song of hope
In my broken and desolate soul
Teach me how to conquer my ghosts
With the power of Your Holy Spirit
Teach me to breathe in the panic
Knowing You fill my lungs with love
Oh my Jesus, teach me
Teach me today, tomorrow, and forever
All the lessons that You learned
I am ready to listen
I am ready to be taught
Oh Holy Spirit speak truth into my soul
With The Word that makes us whole
Whatever it is that’s holding you back and breaking you down I pray that you’d trust God with it. He won’t leave you. He won’t hurt you. He won’t find you disgusting. Whatever is eating away at your joy I pray that you’d surrender it to Jesus.
He knows what to do when you have no clue. He knows all the bits and pieces that make you who you are. I pray wherever you are that you wouldn’t try to bear the weight alone anymore. You don’t have to carry around that heaviness by yourself.
Even if you don’t know how to say it, He will understand. He knows the confusion in your heart, and He will love you through the process of making sense of the chaos.
Just talk. Just ramble. Just let God in. Take a step today, and walk a little closer to Him.
I hope today you remember that you are precious. You are so very loved. You are going to be okay. You are not alone in your pain. Your life was meant to be so much more than miserable, lonely, broken, and hopeless.
So whatever it is that hurts in your heart today, I pray that you’d give it all to God and begin the process of healing with Him.