Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Thank You Letter to God

Welcome! I’m joining Bonnie today at Faith Barista for Faith Jam Thursdays, where she offers a faith writing prompt. Today’s prompt: write a letter to God.

“What do you mean, ‘If I can?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”
The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” 
Mark 9:23-24 NLT

Dear Jesus,

I believe…
Everything is possible with you.
You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. (John 14:6)
Your promises are meant for me.

Help my unbelief…
For the times I worry, even though I know you are with me.
For my doubt, even though You know what’s best for me.
For the times I lose my temper and act out of emotions; I know better.

Jesus, I thought I trusted You…but my trust in You continues to grow by leaps and bounds. You have allowed things to happen in my life and I’ve asked You why.

Why? To show me…
When I’m at my lowest, You’re the only One I need.
When I cry out to You, You’re already there. You were waiting for Me.

To teach me…
To trust You. In deep, unspeakable ways. With everything.
To thank You. To see Your blessings in everything, everywhere, and every day.
Nothing is impossible with You. You make a way where there is no way.

Forgive me, Lord, for the times I stumble in my trust and belief.

Thank You for your unending patience with me, for showing me…again and again. For knowing when I’m trying. And for getting my attention when I’m not looking Your way.

Thank You for teaching me…for opening up Your Word of Truth to me. For seeing me for who I can be in You and for leading me there.

I love you Jesus, with all my heart.

Love, Your Daughter,
Laura

How about you? What would your letter to God look like?

In Christ,
Laura

6 comments:

  1. Linking up after you at Life in Bloom - yes, your prayer/letter could be my prayer, as well. So thankful for His unending love and patience with us - such a gift.

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  2. I love how you are learning to trust the Lord. I know sometimes it takes difficult situations but He always knows what He is doing. A beautiful letter!

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie! No matter where we are in our faith walk, there is always more He will show us and teach us. God bless!

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  3. I love the fact that the impossible is possible with Him! And to think that He is working for our good- what a loving God we serve!

    Found your post via Faith Filled Friday. :)

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  4. Laura:

    This is a beautiful love letter! I have so often prayed, "help my unbelief." Sometimes I wonder why He is so patient with me, but He is a loving and forgiving God.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  5. Thanks for your comment on my prayer; I came to see yours. I love the verse and have often prayed after that example, I believe; help my unbelief. Yes! So glad you wrote, your love for Jesus shines!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!