24 July 2013

pain on the prairie

July will soon depart
prairie summer here and fleeting
we have faced an over abundance of rain,
mosquitoes, dangerous winds

the unpredictable weather
leaves my back weak, brittle
as pain takes my breath

yet there is much to be done
peas, beans, zucchini 
growing full, lush
berries turning dark, 
ripe with juices

I press on, stretch slow
inquire of and lean into my Lord
my petition simple, aching
remove this thorn
or pour out more grace
as You will
that I might best serve You
and the one you chose as my partner

pain, pain go away
don't come back another day

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 NLT

walking with Emily and the broken yet redeemed


Cheryl Smith said...

Praying right now, with you. Karin, I love that you even dare to ask for grace, when normally we simply want the out.

I'm asking God to bring you healing!

Anonymous said...

this is a wonderful prayer, and i was reading with my heart. thank you for these encouraging prayer words.


Denise said...

Praying for you.

Jody Lee Collins said...

Yes, I will be praying for you. Back pain is no fun and can zap you of all the other faculties we have to sustain us--emotionally and otherwise.

Jesus, touch my sister.