You Are Near

O LORD, be gracious to us; We have waited for You. Be their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble. Isaiah 33:3

Be pleasantly kind, benevolent and courteous to us. That is my prayer this morning and every morning. I’ve waited. Impatiently, patiently for so so long! It almost feels as if you’re not listening, or perhaps you’re busy with your many other children. But I’m still here. I’m not going anywhere. Still waiting.

Be the arm I lean on every morning. When I’m tired and feel I can’t go on, may I reach for you and find you there, steady, strong and ready to hold me up. When I look in the mirror and ready myself for the day, may I see your reflection behind me, smiling lovingly at me.

Be my salvation. Protect me from harm, risk, loss or destruction as I go about my day. In the times when I don’t see the dangers, watch over me. May I not fall into a trap and be wounded. May my foot follow in your footsteps for you indeed know the way.

Trouble may be ever near, but you are nearer still. Don’t let the voices of those around me drown out the whisper in my heart. That place is yours, forever and always.

Your Daughter,

Sandy G

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