Posts Tagged ‘provision’

25May

a love letter to the downtrodden

prayer, devotional, anxiety, Christians online, Sticky Jesus, Toni Birdsong, ProvisionI know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.  Jer. 29:11, The Message

by Toni Birdsong

A love letter from the Father  . . .

Beloved,

Ah, I know this place well; it’s the living room of your heart. Everything is in its place; lovely and laced with consideration. Here you present the beautiful, useful, ordered life others see.

But today this room is empty and only I, your Father, know where to find you. I head upstairs, open the small, hidden door, and gently climb into the attic of your heart. Where we sit. For hours. And talk. Or not. Sometimes, we weep. This is where we work it out. Just you and I.

A secret exuberance lives here; and even though it’s dark and dusty, it’s where hope begins to sprout. Surrounded by boxes overstuffed with regret, and others filled with what ifs and dreams neatly folded, indeed beloved, this is where we work it out. Just you and I.

You see a failure. I see fighter. You see as a mess. I see amazing in the making.


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