My eyes are streaked with red from fatigue.
My eyes are drooping from overuse.
My eyes are not focused on Your plans for me.
My ears ring with the roaring of the machines.
My ears ache with the screaming of needs.
My ears cannot find the beauty of Your symphony.
My stomach is so full that I cannot concentrate.
My life is so full that I cannot see past it.
My heart is so empty that I cannot stand it.
I stretch my muscles to make ready for another day.
I run till my muscles ache so I can get to the next thing.
I run with all of my might, yet I go nowhere.
I’m rocking in my chair all day long and going nowhere.
I’m incredibly busy with nothing to show for it.
I’m nothing more then a hamster on a wheel.
Where can I find the hope that gives the strength for another step?
Where can I find the knowledge to learn what I need to know.
Where can I find the confident expectations for a bright future?
I’ve read books and listened to videos.
I’ve asked my friends and I’ve asked my colleagues.
I’ve even asked some people that I barely know.
Then I asked You.
“For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.” Romans 8:29-30.
Before the foundation of the world, You wanted to adopt me.
Before the foundation of the world, I was Your beautiful thought.
Before the foundation of the world, You created a plan for me.
With eyes wide open, I feel Your brilliant warmth.
With ears wide open, I hear Your beautiful song.
I am refreshed by the power of Your love.
You are The Lord and creator of all. You are the Great I AM.
I am filled with a powerful vision of who You say that say I am.
Now I know that all of my confident expectations come from You.