The Kiss of Life
Lord, every time I am literally "winded" and "broadsided", it takes every part of me to seek Your Face...and recount the good thoughts, the plans, the promises; all that You indeed have for me! How easily are we snatched from the palm of Your Highness? How is it that we could feel abandoned and displaced and forgotten? ...0h the ways of the accuser in blowing out the flame, and buffeting your hope. But, Behold, I know Whom I believe, the Lord God is His name. Great are His thoughts towards me, because He has told and reminded me. And a bright future He has planned, and has caused my heart to rise and agree with Him. The Father of Lights keeps shining upon the thoughts He has for me, and in loving kindness I am moved to thankful adoration! Blessed is He, who causes me to triumph, even if that is simply the turning of my heart, and splendour in my countenance by the goodness of Your Presence. Thank You God, for a steady heart which brings forth peace, wonderful peace. I bless You this new day, and I thank you for the hope You have caused anew...You fail me not. Alleluia!
Psalm 119:49-50 Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope.
This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life. [Romans 15:4]