Breast cancer, mastectomy,, death, Prayer, suffering

You take us in your arms

 

You take us in your arms each day,
Though we, Lord, cannot see you;  

And carry us along the way,   
Though we, Lord, disregard you.

You hold our hands when we feel scared, 
Though we, Lord, may not know you;

And comfort us when life is hard,
Though we, Lord, soon forget you.

You bear us to our resting place,
Though we, Lord, still deny you –

Until we see you face to face, 
Then, we cannot ignore you!

 

References

Each day he carries us in his arms (Psalm 68:19; NLT).

Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe (John 20:29; NIV).

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God” (Psalm 14:1; NIV).

I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God (Isaiah 41:13; NLT).

He comforts us in all our troubles (2 Corinthians 1:4, NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12; NRSV).

The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you (Deuteronomy 33:27; NLT).

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Back home

They have lost their way and can’t remember how to get back to the sheepfold (Jeremiah 50:6; NLT).

They will ask the way to Jerusalem and will start back home again (Jeremiah 50:5; NLT).

If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders 
(Luke 15:4-5; NLT).

The Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost (Luke 19:10; NLT).

The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).

Lord,
The central purpose
Of our lives
Is finding our way
Back home again,
To you;

But even if we lose our way
Completely,
We know you’ll search for us
And find us,
Carrying us home again,
With joy.

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Prayer for the day

He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart (Isaiah 40;11; NLT).

“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders” (Luke 15:4-5; NLT).

“For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost” (Luke 19:10; NLT).


Lord,
Please keep me
In your arms today,
And hold me
Close to your heart.

But if I wander off
Into the wilderness,
Please search me out,
And carry me home
On your shoulders.

Amen.

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