Tonight, I sat to talk with my lovely young daughter who seems to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders.
I do remember the days of teenage dreams, and moments of growth and change. They were times when the world seemed all wrong.
I’ve recently had the same thing going on in my life. I think moments of not feeling grateful. Many moments of grieving- for many reasons. Days of feeling as if I’m falling short, intentions are misunderstood and seeing myself through the eyes of others. It’s just been a painful season of life for me.
So how do we help our young ones through these times of shifting sand? (Especially when we feel like we are standing in this very place ourselves?)
Today, we are discussing how sometimes we have to do hard things. Today, we are praying the Lord would use situations in life to create pure hearts and that He would examine our ways and be pleased with us.
In my prayers:
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
“You have searched me, Lord, and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”