Devotion - April 21, 2020

Psalm 116:1-4

I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘O Lord, I pray, save my life!’

Devotion by Anne Mooney

I love my Creator, the Source of my life and the sustainer of my soul. For God has heard my prayers and delivered me from the pain of choices made in fear. I have spent years hiding my feelings and keeping secrets. I feared rejection, but I let my need for perfection keep me apart and disconnected from those I most wanted to love and have love me in return. My efforts to control only brought about chaos and I found myself walking through the very thing I feared the most. My family was broken. I felt shamed before the eyes of my employees as they watched my marriage explode within the walls of our family owned business. I found little comfort day after day, but then, when I was willing to claim my powerlessness, accept my stubborn willfulness, and let go of trying to control the uncontrollable, my Beloved Creator stepped in. I faced my deepest fears. Yet I found I could still thrive. I could still live. I could still grow. God had transformed my life. I have hope and hope feeds my faith. Thank you Blessed One.

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