In my experience, life seems to flow in ever spiralling circles. I open my heart and soul to God to resolve issues, to deal with problems or successes. I work them out and move on to the next phase of my life. Lo and behold, 10 or 20 years later, the same issue pops up in a slightly different form, and I feel like I’m starting all over again.
I am. Because I forget! And because I can only learn so much at a time! And because some lessons are too much to learn all at once.
Daily, I lift up my soul to the God I trust, waiting and listening to be taught God’s ways, God’s path, God’s will. I pray for wisdom, courage and strength to be the person God created me to be. The learning can be difficult and even painful, but well worth the effort, because “All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and decrees.” (verse 10)
Steadfast and faithful God, your love is extravagantly generous, your teaching patient and persistent, your forgiveness endless. We give you thanks for all you are and all you do, especially for the gift of salvation through Jesus, the Christ. Amen. — SB