I awoke this morning to the sound of thunder in the distance and a gentle rainfall. It's been a while since we've had just a gentle rain. Sitting, drinking my coffee and watching it rain... for me, they are the perfect ingredients for my soul.
This morning I am drawn to the 27th Psalm, and how it seems to be speaking with me this morning... these words are this journey....
Psalm 27 for today....
The Lord is my light. When darkness seeks to bring doubt, and fear begins to enter my thoughts, the Lord seems to give me direction, making my GPS seem secondary to where my spirit is being carried.
Even when it seemed as if my vulnerability to a problem might cause me to fail, the Lord prevailed!
Even when I found myself being attacked on social media because I wrote the words that were on my heart, I will not be discouraged because it was You, Lord that placed them there.
One thing that I will always seek, is peace, love and joy, for those are the things that provide a place in my heart of beauty and comfort.
Because I know the world I live in is not perfect, and that I must struggle with the decisions of others, I will not be moved, because my faith in You is built upon granite!
I will lift up my eyes, see the world around me, and sing a tune as I walk. I will smile, as I realize that You are humming with me!
Sometimes You may hear me ask "Why?" when encountering situations that cause me to stop and become silent. When this happens, if You could whisper, "It will be okay," I will understand.
When I see my reflection, I will look and discover Your face in mine.
Surround me with Your presence and with those who are truly my friends, because when others know You around me, it is so much easier to know You are there!
Because I know of Your presence, I will NEVER be alone!
The lessons I have learned while growing up, will continue to keep me from harm.
And as I walk, I will be aware that there will be those who may want me to stumble, because there are simply those in this world who wait for those who follow You to struggle.
I love it that You provide grace and forgiveness when I asked for them!
I'm grateful for today! Already I am happy because I have begun the day, before anything else, being present with YOU! Amen!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.