When My Soul Needs Steadying

Life has a funny way of being unsteady. When things are good, it’s hard to focus on what matters. It’s just giddiness & energy & joy, joy, joy. When things are bad, it’s hard to focus on anything else. It’s just confusion & tear-filled eyes & pain, pain, pain. I’ve grasped for countless supports to steady me, both on cloud nine & at rock bottom. But there’s only one solid enough to hold me through the pendulum of joy & pain, joy & pain. I wrote these words to Him a while back. I hope they can become our prayer today.

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Steady my soul.

When life is so good that I can’t breathe, when my heart races and my cheeks hurt from smiling & even the rainiest days feel full of life.

When life is so bad that I can’t breathe, when the cracks in my heart grow bigger & the days feel like years & even the sunniest days feel full of darkness.

That’s the thing about life: the highs & lows ebb & flow, seasons come, people go, it’s just a revolving door of good & bad.

But You.

You are constant, You are good. You are the only place to plant my feet when my heart is searching for solid ground.

You are the one who can stir calmness in my elation, contentment in my pain, peace in my questions. You bring companionship to the loneliest of seasons. You bring worth to seasons I close my eyes to dream of — and worth to seasons I close my eyes to forget.

Nothing else is wholly good. Nothing else is consistent, unchanging, unshakeable. But You.

So steady my soul.

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