I know this year has been difficult for many people. Maybe you are one of them. I offer up the following prayer for you. A dear friend sent this to me this week, and I know it will comfort you. Let the words roll over you as you read and prayer.
May you be confident of God's great love for you,
in plenty or in want.
May the One who is the Word
be your plumb line,
your backstop, your shelter and
your dearest friend.
May hardship test and prove
the muscle of your faith.
May beauty take your breath away
and call your mouth to praise.
May you find joy in generosity,
blessing in obedience,
safety in surrender,
companionship in suffering.
May your victories be rightly attributed
and each failure confessed and forgiven.
May God be glorified in you
in all that you think, say and do.
May Jesus prove himself true to you
time after time,
until He comes again
or calls you home.
For I am confident of this very thing,
that He who began a good work in you
will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.