I awaken to find you there again, ready to greet me Lord. You know all about me, every part of me. You are not interested in my talents or my strengths. You are not looking where I have it all figured out.

No, that’s just not it. That’s just where I don’t get it.

It’s that scary place. When the lightning and the thunder roared so loud and the house shook as if it might fall to the ground. When I was a child that place made me tremble like a skinny leaf. That’s when I looked for you. When I cried out to you.

Now I’m old and the thunder doesn’t scare me so much. Now I’m hardened with thick scars. Am I not strong? Just look at me and see how strong I am.

Yet in the stillness before the dawn you offer me what I can not give myself. You offer to heal and restore me in places I can not. The places where I am weak and still tremble at the storm.

Take this little boy’s hand. Heal this little boy’s heart. I cry out to you again.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

. . .

2 Cor 12:10


10 comments on “Pre-Dawn

  1. I am thinking on a blog post I believe is born of God…and I am so afraid of it….and I haven’t even started writing yet. I have been convincing myself that it does not matter whether I write it or not. I have no huge audience after all. But this remnds me God is not worried about my influence, does not care about how many people read my work. But he may want to heal broken parts of me through this obedience. And he will hold me every step of the way. (Now my comment is as long as your post….) Thank you so much for this. Today, I am pretty sure you wrote for me.

    • Vince Chough says:

      Even if we help just one person get closer to Jesus then we have generated a celebration in heaven.

      I didn’t plan to write this today, but it came to me when I was saying my morning prayers. So, yes, it must have been for you!

      Remember, love fears nothing.

      Blessings and peace,

  2. Rachel says:

    ♥Just beautiful! touches your soul……..

  3. ma6791 says:

    Loved this post. It is so true. God knows us so well, better than we know ourselves so He knows us what we need.

  4. jamie says:

    Thinking of you Vince. Praying you and your family are well!

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