Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Morning Offering - 188


Image: George Mendoza


Good morning, good God!

Still got doubting Thomas on my mind, Lord...

There times when I doubt, too,
but also times when I, without a doubt,
believe

No matter how cold or snowy the winter may be,
no matter how long it may seem to last,
I do, without a doubt, believe
that spring will come
to warm the chill from my bones…

No matter how long, how dark the night,
no matter how frightening my dreams,
I do, without a doubt, believe
a new day will dawn,
will give me hope for a new beginning…

No matter how difficult things may be,
no matter how lonely or alone I feel,
I do, without a doubt, believe
my friends will see me through
until better times are mine...

No matter how hurt,
no matter how broken my heart,
I do, without a doubt, believe
that as others’ hearts are mended
so, too, will my heart have its turn…

No matter how conflicted,
how confused I might be,
I do, without a doubt, believe
there’s a wisdom, a light, a path to truth:
a path I seek and want to walk…

If, Lord, without a doubt, I trust
the seasons, the sun and the moon,
my friends, the heart’s resiliency
and the search for truth --
then why do I sometimes doubt
that you are there,
that you are here, with me,
that you are here for me,
that I can put my life into your hands?

This morning, Lord, I offer my need
to believe, without a doubt, in you,
to trust, without a doubt, in you,
to have faith, without a doubt, in you…

Help me believe that you are Lord
of all the seasons of my heart,
that on every day, in any month,
without a doubt,
you offer me a springtime of hope…

Help me trust that you are Lord
of all my days and nights,
that in every hour, in every moment,
without a doubt,
you offer me a new day and a new beginning…

Give me faith that you are Lord
over all my fears and struggles,
that in every difficulty,
without a doubt,
you are my brother, friend and savior…

Help me believe that you are Lord
of my heart and all its needs,
that all my hurt and brokenness will,
without a doubt,
heal at your hand’s gentle touch…

Help me trust that you are Lord
of all my mind’s imagination and desires,
that in your wisdom rests,
without a doubt,
the truth I seek, the truth to set me free…

Help me be not mistrusting but trusting, Lord…

Help me be not unfaithful but faithful, Lord…

Help me be not unbelieving but believing, Lord…

I believe, Lord: help my unbelief…



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely. Signed not wanting to be Doubting Thomas, but he brought me to church last Sunday!