Sometimes all you have to offer are the embers of your flames. Sometimes all you have to show for the fight is ashes. Light seems to be gone. Hope is waning. Darkness looks like it’s winning. Courage may even be failing, and you are weary-worn from desperately trying to overcome.
Beloved, this fight isn’t over. You have breath in your body. Your story isn’t over yet. There WILL be life for you. And so I pray for you to find and have the immutable grace of God flow like a bubbling spring in your heart. Your faith may waver, but that is okay.
The God you seek is big enough to hold every part of you together in His hands. Take a moment to pause and relax. Know in this moment that you are most ardently loved by God. Nothing will keep you from His great Love. You can begin again.
A Prayer for Beginning Again
May the Holy One breathe life into your spirit.
May hope rise within you.
May his Glory overshadow your soul.
May His Light pierce the darkness.
May the candle of your life burn with reverent beauty again.
God give you hope so you can stand.
God grant you grace so you won’t give up.
God give you supreme peace that passes understanding.
May you know deeply that God is for you and
not against you as you move throughout this day.
God protect you.
May you have strength and growing faith for your journey.
Beloved, you matter. The fight isn’t over. Don’t you dare give up now. Grace. May the grace of God keep you as you continue moving forward.
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