Rambling Thoughts and Prayers of Hope for Days Like Today

God is greater than our feelings, more powerful than our wandering minds and insecure hearts. 

~Jo Ann Fore, #WhenAWomanFindsHerVoice

I wanted to write something profound today. To inspire you to a more complete life in Christ. To help you bear more fruit of the Spirit. 

But with my mind spinning a thousand different directions, I’ve decided to just go with the rambling and see where it leads (Forgive me editor-self). 

So from my imperfect, lived-in, love-filled, blessed home to yours, here are random thoughts and prayers of hope to fill your day. 


  • Much of my life seems to consist of moving one day forward and one day back. Where can I find contentment and peace that follows from day to day, spanning time and circumstances? Or maybe the question is not where I can find it but instead when will it come? Yet I know, such tranquility only comes only from the Lord. I need to make it my own and live it out daily. 

Where are my eyes focused? 

  • Feelings are so fickle, but I continue to rest in them. Lord, make me more like a Proverbs 31 woman, seasoned with gracious words and thoughts. Change my heart, Lord, bring me peace and joy and love. Help me humble myself, so you may be exalted. You were spat on, slapped, humiliated, tortured, and hung upon a cross to die for me–cut off from your Father for my sins. And all without bitterness and anger or self-righteousness. Can’t I simply serve without grumbling? 
  • I exercise such foolishness! Wasted the other day–spending much of it pursuing things instead of Him. When will I learn what is truly important? Forgive me, Lord! 
  • Jealousy and bitterness has threatened to invade my heart this year. Lord, do a work in my heart–help me let go of any jealousy or hard feelings. Allow me to experience joy and gratitude for all the many blessings. Allow me to model grace to my children and others. This runs so deep in my heart, Lord. Grub out it’s root, expose it to the light and dry it up. Dear Lord, You are my only hope in this life. Amen! 
  • Insecurity in raising Rachel is a constant companion. I’m never sure how to help her be all she was created to be. Do I have her try things she can’t really do (such as chorus) to help her grow in independence and confidence? Is Confirmation a waste or important? Should we go through the formality of it? After all, the Lord already knows her heart and she can’t really express it her faith verbally. Is she bothering other kids in the classes she attends? So many questions, so few answers.

So why do I, do we, continue to rely on our own understanding? Boldness and confidence comes only through the Lord (Ephesians 3:12).

  • My critical nature bubbles to the surface when I’m stressed or unhappy. The only answer is to soak in the Lord’s truth daily.

Always Hope

There are days I wander, letting my feelings carry me. Unsure how to right the day. At times, unsure how to even pray. 

Yet we have hope! Always hope. The Cross secured that. In Jesus Christ, we have all we need to face the insecurity each day brings. And the Holy Spirit intercedes for us when we don’t know how or what to say … with unspoken groanings even! (Romans 8:6)

Don’t despair, my friends. Never despair.

Darkness descends, but always a ray of Light seeps through the cracks, offering hope where there seems to be none. [←Tweet this.]

Focus on that one ray of Light. It is enough for us all. 

May you have a blessed day of rambling beauty and and inspiration. 

“The LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your splendor.” (Isaiah 60:19b) 

Reflection: What rambling thought of inspiration do you have to share? I’d love to read it in the comments!

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Find hope in your real-life struggles. We'll chase it together! I am a wife; mom of 4 (including a young adult daughter with special needs); miscarriage mom of 5; author & follower of Jesus Christ. I write, edit, speak and enjoy everything outdoors.

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