Over the weekend I was reminded of how difficult the pain of this world can be. One of my dear friends lost her daughter to the fight of disease. The same disease that will most likely usher her other two daughters from this world. The same disease my own sweet Taylor has. When I heard the news of my friend’s loss, I felt distressed to the core of my being. I’m guessing you’ve been there.
Distressed means to be feeling extreme pain. I know some of you are feeling extreme pain today. Whether physical, emotional or mental, the trenches of pain make it seem impossible to take one more step. My heart’s cry today mandated that I stop the agenda and share a prayer for when I am distressed. Feel free to use it as your own.
A Prayer For When I Am Distressed
While I know in my head
You are worthy of praise,
The pain in my soul weighs heavy.
Thank you that you never turn me away,
Especially when I am distressed.
Even when I can’t find the words
To describe the depth of agony,
Your presence comforts my heart,
Your peace calms my spirit,
And Your power charges my soul.
Though the anguish permeates my being,
Your love conquers all pain.
Jesus, hold me close to your heart.
May the distress of this world
into a delight in You alone.
By his grace,