Today I tip-toe back to this space after a long break – more on that another time. I am using Five Minute Friday to stretch my weak and flabby writing muscles before diving into the longer stuff. Now hosted by Kate Motaung, this same group of amazing writers continues to gather, encouraging and supporting each other as we write on a specific prompt for five minutes each week. Today’s prompt is…
because Your words are trustworthy and true
because You have proven Your faithfulness and presence time after time
because everything in this world that offers direction, advice, or hope eventually crumbles and fails
because other people – even those who love me dearly – will at some point hurt me or fail me
because this life is hard and broken and confusing
because the people I meet are also broken and confused
because no matter how often or how hard I try to do things on my own, to be self-reliant and self-sufficient and independent, I find that I stumble and fail and come up short
because I am desperately searching for joy and meaning in my life
because I want, I need answers to the pain, the search for meaning and purpose I see around me – and in my own heart
because of all these things I turn my searching, stumbling, aching, lonely heart to You.
You give abundant life.
You rescue me from this broken and desperate world.
You provide purpose and meaning.
You heal hearts and restore relationships.
You give joy when happiness and pleasure fall short.