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Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Letter to God #faithjam

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Today's prompt for Bonnie Gray's Faith Jam is "Write a letter to God."  Here's mine:

Father God,

Thank You!  Thank You for being patient and persistent while I was ignoring, even actively rejecting, You.  Thank You for not giving up on me.

Thank You for the freedoms and opportunities we enjoy.  It can be easy to take them for granted, but we only have these freedoms because of You and the many men and women who defend our freedom.

Thank You for family--biological, legal, and church.  I don't know what I'd do without these people who care and love me through my illness.  I can never repay the kindness I've been given.

Father, I don't understand why I'm suffering for so long with this chemical imbalance.  It was easy when one small tablet kept it under control.  But it's gotten more complex:  now I'm taking three handfuls of pills a day, and I'm still struggling.  But You know all of this, Lord, and I know You have a reason for allowing it to continue.  I don't know how this will bring You glory, but I am confident that it will.  So I don't have to understand; I just have to trust You.  Please help me to do that in the difficult times.  It can be so hard.

Life is hard, Lord, but You are always good and faithful.  Thank You for being my rock of refuge.

With all my heart,


  1. I love hearing your prayer of placing confidence in God, even in the not knowing. That's when it's the hardest. You inspire, Melissa.

  2. I love that your confidence is in God. Thank you for sharing your heart.

  3. Dear Melissa, we're in this moment with you. I can already see God alive in you, as I read how you see God in your life, even as you struggle with what is unknown right now. I'm praying with you, along with my sisters here. Thank you for sharing this letter with us. So glad you wrote it.

  4. "So I don't have to understand; I just have to trust You." That speaks so deeply of our walk...thank you for reminding me again. Praying for you as you walk in His love for you.


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