“Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home.”
I can’t tell you why despite all the good I see and all the good that’s done – there are times I feel discouraged. There are times my faith is tested and all I want to do – all I can do is wrap myself around His grace and mercy.
Let me not weep. Let me not fall short because I cannot change all the evil I see. Dear God, deliver me from the toil and pain all around me. The pain that I have caused others and the pain that I saw and didn’t stop from happening.
Protect me. Protect your children. Young and old. White and black. And somewhere in between.
Allow me to smile. And mean it. Smile because I’m happy.
And as the song “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” goes:
“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.”
Thank you for watching over me. Covering me with your blanket of love, goodness and kindness. Covering me with your grace and mercy. For delivering me and allowing my heart to heal.
Above all, thank you for loving me. For loving us. God’s children as is.