Help Me VS Gratitude



I’m going to consider these options the next time I need help with a fear, a resentment — any situation that is looming.

God, help me to not be afraid, resentful, angry, etc

There’s a choice before me. I can ask God for help (believing I can pretty much accomplish things on my own) or I can admit I cannot.

Thank you, God, for giving me the grace to be courageous, compassionate or understanding, etc

Furthermore, even if I could do it on my own, whatever I accomplish would be works of self, not works of the Spirit.  My self-willed accomplishments won’t flourish, they wilt immediately. His works endure and blossom into wonderful, sometimes incomprehensible gifts.

I’m tired of it – this doing it myself. It’s exhausting… playing God.

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