Lisa-Jo Baker has a blog that I love to read. She has this thing on Fridays – Five Minute Friday. You guessed it; write for five minutes straight. No editing. No re-do. She gives the topic and you just write. Then you link it up to her site, comment on the other link-er before you and boom-hundreds of bloggers are writing about the same subject on the same day.
Today’s Topic: GRASP
Dear Lord Jesus, this is hard. I’m always on edge, yet try to push it away, push it away. I can’t think about everything or I’ll drown, I’ll fall, I’ll quit.
Why? Why? Why? How long? How long? How long?
I’m slipping into the pit again. I feel like I’m losing my mind. I can’t grasp your thoughts, your plan. I don’t see how this is going to end and how this is working for my good, for your glory.
Yet, I know you hold me tighter. You know all things more than I can understand. Your thoughts are not mine and your ways are not mine. Knowing all these things does not make it easier at every moment. Peace is fleeting when all the arrows are closing in. Remind me again.
Why do you love me so? How tight is your grasp? Please tell me again that it’s going to be okay. Please tell me that my family is going to make it; that we’ll all be okay.
Please hold them tighter than me. Please let them feel you more than me. Please give them your love more than me.
I’m holding and loving them more than myself. If you have them in your hands and I’m holding tightly to them, then I’ll know you’ve got me in your grasp too.