Lenten Devotional 3/23/19

March 23, 2019                          Psalm 143                               Dena Roper

Psalm 143:8

   Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,

       For in you I put my trust.

    Teach me the way I should go,

       for to you I lift my soul.

Sometimes I forget.

I forget that I am not alone. 

It was so much easier before. 

Before my parents died. 

I always knew they were for me. 

I still have extended family, but it’s not the same. 

They all have their own traditions that aren’t mine. 

I have my created family, my church family. 

But I still wake up in the middle of the night alone. 

But then I remember. 

It’s dark now,

but the dawn is coming. 

I am not alone! 

God is with me! 

God is always there with me!

Always there to hear me.

To know me and smile at my quirkiness.

To comfort when the night seems too long.

I know that God’s grace has forgiven my sins.

That that love is Always there.

Dear God, thank you for being there even in the darkest of nights.  You are the morning!