Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the things You open my eyes to. Lord, I pray that You may forgive and bless those who have wronged me in the past, and may You also forgive me for any wrongs that I might have committed to anyone unknowingly. I know that You are still working in my life to heal me and improve me and help me find my way out of areas that need light. I pray that in due time You will heal my scars and help me overcome all my struggles, for You know everything about me and all that is in my heart. Help me embrace Your everlasting freedom even when I don't understand what I go through, and may You use those weaknesses for Your glory. Let me keep on smiling for You, that I may continue to have hope in my sufferings, for I know that I am blessed when I suffer for Your sake. You are my Lord and my Light, and I am grateful to be reminded that I still have You, in which what I lack need not compare. May You continue to remind me of Your presence and lift me up when I feel like falling. And whichever comes next, may it be in Your Will and for Your glory. This journey is far from over.
Thank You for being my Lord, my Father, my Redeemer, my Very Best Friend in all the days of my life and forevermore. In Jesus' name, amen.
~ Jazzy C. Oaks [4-27-2014]