I’m Not So Brave

I’m Not So Brave

They tell me I’m in a high-risk group to die.
I’m not so brave.
I admit I’m very afraid.
The world as I knew it has come to an end.

And why?
A virus so small
With the naked eye
it can’t be seen

And people so selfish …
They’d rather do what they want.
Their actions could cause me to die.
Mankind’s choices have to make God cry.

And I Trust in the Lord with all my heart,
I do not lean on my own understanding.
In all my ways I try to acknowledge God,
And I know the Lord God will make straight my paths.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler
March 2020


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Learning to Live

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to live God’s way. Part of learning to live is learning to let go and trust in God.

Today’s Bible Verse

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV), “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

What the Verse Means

The verses remind us we are to entirely rely upon God’s wisdom, power, goodness, and upon his providence and promises, for direction and help in all our life routine matters as well as dangers and big decisions.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Heavenly Father, teach me how to give up my expectations of life as I once knew them.
  • Show me how to let go of the old “normal.”
  • Lord, show me how to trust God with my future.
  • Help me learn to live, to “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
  • Help me accept the new “normal.”

Photo Source: Pixabay

Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle.

If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format. Over the next two months, I will publish each chapter as a blog post.

Learning to Live

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Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to live. Part of learning to live is learning to let go.

Today’s Bible Verse

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV), “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

What the Verse Means

The verses remind us we are to completely rely upon God’s wisdom, power, goodness, and upon his providence and promises, for direction and help in all of our life routine matters as well as dangers and big decisions.

Praying using the verses

  1. Heavenly Father, teach us how to give up expectations of life as we once knew them. Show us how to let go of the old “normal.”
  2. Lord, show us how to trust God with our future. Help us learn to live, to “Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.” Help us accept the new “normal.”

Photo Source: Pixaby