A Prayer to Embrace the Mystery

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother's womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.
Ecclesiastes 11:5

The point is not to understand "why?" The hope is not to comprehend the mysteries of "why not me?" The purpose is to know, love, and trust in the God who does all things good. Perhaps when I'm old and wrinkled I'll understand God's activity better. I suppose I'll never understand fully this side of heaven.

Help me in my unbelief. Grow me in my doubts and anxieties. Turn my mourning into dancing. Move me from sorrow to trust with you. Cause my dependency on you to increase. Allow me to have useful time before our babies come. Multiply contentment in my spirit for my hope and sustenance is in you. Discipline me when I miss the point of the pain and turn inward. Be gracious to me. I am blessed - help me be a blessing to others.

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in you I trust.

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April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.