Today’s Prayer 09 24 13
I was just about to pray for some strength today, God. I needed some Grace. ( Like I don’t think I get enough…) because somehow, last night, I ate half a bag of sour-patch kids while I watched some dumb show about a headless horseman. Because, why? I was tired and that part of my brain that wanted sugar or worse took over. And now, I feel like crap.
So when I’m sitting and feeling sorry for myself and wondering what kind of penance protein and ground grass shake to choke down this morning to atone for my sugar binge, I read a bravely shared story about a friend’s uncle who took his life over his drinking because he believed there was not Grace enough for him. That possibly, you, God, would have been like “forget, it…. you’re too much of a drunk for me to help.” And that made me wince — because, WOW…. I have received more than my share of your blessing, and remember that hopeless feeling.
That story also gave me the strength I was seeking. Because I know that there is so much more than enough Grace for everyone – no matter what. Amen. Alleluia.
Help me BE that message today. Let me be the one who comforts someone who is hopeless with the promise of something better.
Thanks in advance, God.