Don’t Let Worry Be My Bread — Broken & Hopeful

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Don’t let worry be my bread today,
But let me, instead, feast on the delights of your love and faithfulness.
Take the care and burdens that weigh me down,
Leaving the lightness and the relief of freedom.
Pull the fires of rejection from my heart
Quenching them with Your tears and compassion for me.

Dismiss the distractions and confusion that fill my brain,
Replacing them with focus and peace no matter what is going on around me.
Take the cursing and the spewing that fill my mouth,
Giving blessing and hallelujah that only come from you.
Remove the discouragement and hopelessness,
Putting courage in me, restoring my soul with hope and sweetness in You.

Don’t let fear dominate and demean me now,
Instead bringing unexplainable peace to guard my heart and mind.
Take the shame and false guilt that speak over me,
Reminding me that love does not traffic in shame.
Free me from the chaos that sometimes rules my mind,
Providing me with a stable foundation of Your love to stand on and persevere.

Take the obsession with performance and image,
Showing me the beauty of Your presence that shines through when I put it down.
Remove the religious trappings that speak condemnation,
Displaying the freedom in Christ Jesus that I already get to enjoy.
Don’t let me try to make Your love transactional,
Instead leave only grace and abounding love not dependent on my action.

Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:6-7

Re-published with the permission of Hannah Morrell at Borken & Hopeful, a ministry created for those who feel broken to fin hope in Jesus.

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