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weekly prayer 06.25.18

Psalm 13:1-6 ESV – 
1 To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 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.
 
Lord,
You are God. You are my God. You are good. You are just. You are sovereign. You rule over all.
Not me.
I don’t know the end from the beginning. I don’t know how things should play out and relate to each other. I don’t know. My vision, my perspective is so limited.
So, I must trust You. I trust Your steadfast love, which will never fail and never end. I trust Your salvation — You have redeemed me with the precious blood of Jesus, so, yes, You love me! I trust Your justice. I trust Your knowledge. 
 
When it feels like the “bad guys” are winning — I trust You.
 
When I think I need an answer now . . .maybe I really don’t. I trust You, that You haven’t forgotten about me.
 
When I am discouraged, and think I need to be pampered or propped up or noticed by men — I trust You to know what it is that I truly need.
 
God, thank You for Your Word. Thank You that You have not left me alone, with no hope and no idea of who You are. You are listening to me. You do love me. I matter to You. You are in control. 
 
Your will be done. On Your timetable. In Your way. For Your glory.
 
amen
 
Brunei is a small country on the island of Borneo. The sultan is the protectorate of Islam, and the country is under Sharia law. Pray for our brothers and sisters in this place

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