Over the pass week I have been down on my knees in prayer over family members. It is so hard to watch them make the same mistakes over and over. You have extended them your help and they quickly dismiss it. Or they only want it on their terms. Why can't they see what they are doing to themselves? At their age you would think they would have learned. It is not the first time they have made this same mistake. If an outsider was looking in they would say they are in denial. You have thought the same thing too. But you are resolved to the simple fact that all you can do and say is I love you and I am praying for you. Their behavior has such a personal effect on you. It is heavy on your shoulders, it brings up personal memories that you have hidden away. With my eyes closed tight I retreat to the garden and walk with my savior. As I talk to Him I feel His reassurance around me. It feels as if the weight of this is lifted and He now is caring it for me. I am so THANKFUL for the comfort He extends to me. Daily giving this sorrow over to Him is what I have to do. Lord thank you for your faithfulness.
As a young child growing up in the church we would sing this song. I love the way Alan Jackson's voice sounds. I can close my eyes and be that little girl in church hearing the adults sing this on a Sunday mourning. I am also thankful for the sweet memories of the old church hymns.