Holy One,

What I think life should be like, and what is reality are two very different things!
I wrestle with not seeing my plans come to fruition as I believed they would be.
I struggle with having to redo, restart, and reimagine the days ahead.
I want things neat and tidy…
And life is very, very, very messy.

Help me see the joy in the simple things.
Help me see the pattern of your love wherever I go.
Show me where to begin again…
And again…

Send your help.
Send your hope.
Send your peace.

Blessed be the One who walks with me.
Blessed be the One who carries me.
Blessed be the One who loves, always loves.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan down to her scarlet-painted toes!

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