For he will command his angels concerning you. to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. – Mathew 4:6
Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble. – Proverbs 3:23
Sometimes I pray for money. The alleviation of anxiety.
I wake up in tears from the strain and the worry.
Day in and day out – afraid to sleep for the morning will come, afraid to wake for the day will begin
Burdened completely, no enthusiasm for life
Then God shows up – when I have exhausted even my words – when I am down to groans and moans
And says – my dearest son, well done
Those moments when all you have was habit, your habit was to turn to me
And I have always been here
And do not think I held back to teach you a lesson
I want you to know that the fruit of faith is guaranteed
Both here on this Earth
In the middle of your struggle
And in the future, stored up like this;
Angels to guard you in all your ways; to lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against stones
So you can walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble
And I understand the gift
I am free of the deadliest sin – sin I could not have avoided had I stubbed my toe
Corruption; Who will know? Take the money
Theft; They are rich. God knows my pain.
Murder; No one cared when I needed help. Or how dare you have done this to me?!
Porn and lying, false witness and anger, greed and damaging speech
All these I have avoided
My path is lifted by prayer – my foot did not touch the stone
For I could be in the depths of hell
And I will be on my knees, thanking and praising you forever.
I was lifted when I could not see;
My foot did not touch the stone