Ann Farabee column: We say
We say: My load is heavy.
God says: Cast your burden upon me.
We say: It is incurable.
God says: With My stripes you are healed.
We say: I feel so lost.
God says: I will guide you.
We say: Show me and I will trust you.
God says: Trust me and I will show you.
We say: I can’t do this.
God says: You can do all things through Christ.
We say: He calls the qualified.
God says: I qualify the called.
My power is made perfect in weakness.
2 Corinthians 12:9
We say: I am afraid.
God says: I am with you.
We say: I am in a storm.
God says: I will calm the storm.
We say: I am weak.
God says: I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10
We say: But my sins…
God says: I will forgive your sins.
1 John 1:9
We say: I will put you first when I get my life in order.
God says: Put me first and your life will be in order.
Seek you first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.
We say: I am ugly. I am in ruins.
God says: I give beauty for ashes.
We say: All I can do is pray.
God says: Pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17
We say: I don’t know where to go next.
God says: I will direct your steps.
We say: I feel so alone.
God says: I am always with you.
We say: I gotta be me.
God says: Be imitators of me.
We say: I am so tired.
God says: I will give strength to the weary.
We say: My plan is not working.
God says: My plan gives hope and a future.
As you read — or hear — these words, may you bask in the magnificence of the promises of our God to each of us.
We are humans. God is God.
We belong to God. We are his children.
He chose us. We can be secure in his love.
Thank you, heavenly father, for your promises in our lives. Amen
Ann Farabee is a teacher, writer and speaker. Contact her at email@example.com or annfarabee.com.