a blessing for being scared and grateful at the same time

God, it’s been a truly scary time. I’m grateful for help that has come, but my body still holds the fear.

God show me how to process all this.
how frail is humanity! how short is life, how full of trouble!
Job 14:1 NLT

blessed are we, when we decide to make room for all of it, the fear and the gratitude, the complexity and the suffering

blessed are we who pour out to You the whole of it—unedited, all the terrible truths and fears and what-ifs.

the gratitude for those beautiful hearts in action who came willingly, into the strange and awkward space that is my need.

blessed are we, learning as humans together that pain is inevitable, nurses are wonderful, hospitals are loud, people are brave,

and we grow and we hurt and we heal, and then we do it all over again.

feel all the things. invite them to tea. and listen. they might not stay long.

but even when I am afraid, I keep on trusting you.
Psalm 56:3 CEV