But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:5-6
Why did He come to earth, live among us, endure pain and suffering?  Why did it have to be so hard?  Why did it have to be so painful?  Because his father asked him to do it and He said yes.  He cried in the garden, but He said yes.  He suffered for me, but He said yes.
He endured unbelievable pain, but He said yes.
What He is asking of me is NOTHING, compared to what his father asked of him.  Surely I can say yes.
Sometimes, I feel like I can’t possibly navigate the waves…

Sometimes it feels like I am just staring into space…

as the waves wash over me.

Yet, deep down…I KNOW you are reaching for me, offering me your hand.  I need only to grasp it.


Lord, I know you have a reason for asking of me the things you do.  I know there is a reason that some things are uncertain, that I am confused and upset…but I also know that YOU are in CONTROL.  That you have a peace your are offering me, I just have to grasp it.  Please give me the courage to say yes, to grasp your hand and follow your will. 

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