Psalm 13:1-6 ESV –
1 How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
Almighty God, my Father,
This world and its brokenness can feel so “forever” – but it isn’t. You are eternal. You are Sovereign. You are accomplishing Your purpose in this world, even though I can’t see it all the time. One day, all the brokenness, all the confusion and hurt and grief and conflict will be gone. Sin and sorrow will be done away; the enemy will be permanently defeated. Oh, heaven will be glorious!
But until then, I trust in Your steadfast love. You will sustain me and strengthen me. You will provide what I need for this day. You will always be true. Remind me of Your truth today. Help me drown out the lies that assault me with Your Word, Your commandments, which I love. Your Word is my life.
I pray for my loved ones who do not trust in Your steadfast love. Lord, open their eyes to see that You are God, that they must trust in You for their salvation!
You are my Lord, my master. You have been so good to me. You are good. You will be good.
I love You. I submit to Your Sovereignty.
This week pray for our brothers and sisters in Turkmenistan. They suffer at the hands of their families, their government. Pray that God helps them plant His Word in their hearts, where His truth cannot be taken away.