February 10, 2016 Journal Entry by Michelle
Am I brave enough?
to do what God has asked of me?
Am I Brave enough to love... a dangerous love that may not ever be returned...
Awkward, uneasy, unoffended love.
the heart-in-your-throat-and-I-can't-breathe- kind of love.
That love that would reveal I am nothing more than powerless.
Exposing my own hungry, tired, fearful self
with no quick fixes, but quick-responses
to a world
that hurts and tears open, raw.
The brave love of
who is filled with hope.
Perhaps that kind of brave, hopeful love,
can let the heart ache, but not brake
because it is beating so hard in my chest
through silent tears of
God, please let me be brave enough. That I would always feel that
wonderful God-given heart-
And I praise you for your never-ending
That brave. dying on the cross for me.
That unoffended love for me.
Won't you please help me be