Lord,

Sometimes I hurt. Not just a little, but a lot. It’s a hurt that ambushes me, invades the depths of my soul and leaves me feeling hopeless.

I don’t like feeling this way, Lord. So I run away from it, pretend it’s not there and try to cover it up. But in spite of all my practice, I discover the same thing every single time. It doesn’t work. It never works.In fact, it just makes things worse. 

But thankfully, Lord, you have also helped me discover something greater than my struggles. You are with me bringing grace – not just a little, but a lot. Bringing healing – not just a little, but a lot. Bringing hope – not just a little, but a lot. And bringing new life – not just a little, but a lot.

Thank You in the strong name of Jesus – not just a little, but a lot.

Amen.