I have had a week in which I caught up on my rest and worked on cleaning out and organizing my small home so it can welcome its soon-to-be second occupant --my husband.
I read three books. Reading for enjoyment is a luxury I save for summer, because I like to finish my books shortly after I begin them and that is difficult when I have lesson plans to prepare and work to grade.
I had a wonderful dinner with my brother and sister-in-law in which we discussed growing up and our parents--always enlightening.
So this prayer is not so much for me this week. It's for those who I know are struggling.
It's from the book Prayers in the Storm -- Resting in God's Comfort and Care by Sandy Lynam Clough. It prefaces with the story of the disciples and Jesus on the boat when a storm came.
And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still! . . .And the wind ceased . . . and there was immediately a great calm . . .He said to them, "Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith? . . ."
And they were filled with great awe and feared exceedingly and said one to another, Who then is this, that even the wind and sea obey Him? Mark 4:39-41 AMP
You commanded the storm to be quiet. But when I try to command the things and people around me, the storm just gets worse! Help me to keep quiet and let You speak to the storm. Help me to remember to just hang on to the side of the boat and let You control the storm.
Blessings to you all as you begin this week.