Spend a few moments today journaling the truth of your situation. Find a comfortable space and using your journal, loose-leaf paper, or an index card, take time to do an unedited brain dump of some truth you are carrying around in your head and heart. Perhaps it’s a short list of what you know for sure, a rant about a perceived injustice in a close relationship, or a prayer of lament around a painful experience or broken relationship.
As you set the raw writings aside, over the next few days consider if this is a truth that can be shared with a trusted friend or spoken to God in prayer.
God you know my heart, soul and mind. May I find comfort and assurance knowing you care for the truth of my experiences. May your peace be with me as I name these things before you. Amen.
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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.