(Psst… This post was inadvertently published on Sunday for a few moments. Sorry for any confusion. You can click to comment at the end of today’s post now. With love, Bonnie.)
Long and weary traveler.
Searching for the way to go.
Are you looking out among the crowds — to find someone you know?
Someone to hear your story.
Someone to sit down with you.
Someone who isn’t rushed to go anywhere.
Who won’t tire of you or your words.
Standing still is one of the most difficult and intimate spiritual acts we can dare to experience.
Because to do so means we must surrender, to the weight of our burdens — in order to find there is Someone strong enough to bear it all with us.
It is time for you to ache with longing.
Because there is Someone who will stay.
He isn’t going anywhere.
He is focused on your heartache.
And keeping track of all your tears.
Can you imagine Jesus pouring over the pages of your story,
each time your heart gets broken?
He is living through every line with you,
heart tender with compassion,
quiet with understanding,
wounded for you.
I’m not talking to you, friend, the one reading with me here.
You see, the stranger to whom I’m whispering all these words…
This stranger is my very own heart.
And this is my heart’s prayer —
Let me find Your light in my story.
Let it flicker — even if it should be faint.
Because you’ve committed my every chapter by heart.
You’ve bound each yellowing page into your book.
So that I am remembered.
So that I am known.
So that I can be loved.
Please, Lord Jesus.
Guide all of me to you.
In Jesus’ name.
“You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.”
How are you the long and weary traveler?
What is your heart’s prayer at this moment?
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By faith, we can rest in our stories. As is.
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