Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, and I just don’t know what to pray. I sing to my knees and the words escape me. Thankfully I am blessed by the Word of God, and the prayers of other believers that have passed before. I was studying the word this morning, and this Psalm spoke to me. I felt the relevance of this piece of scripture written thousands of years ago, but a comfort for me today.
Psalm 7:1-24 (NLT)
Lord, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced.
Tomorrow I have a job interview that could relieve a lot of the financial stress and worry. I look to my Father to help me find the courage to do well in that interview.
Save me and rescue me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me, and set me free.
You, Lord, are perfect, and I trust you to do what is right.
Be my rock of safety where I can always hide. Give the order to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.
My God, rescue me form the power of the wicked, from the clutches of the cruel oppressors.
O Lord, you alone are my hope. I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.
Lord you were with me, even when I wasn’t with you. You loved me even when I didn’t love you. You have cared for me and guided me even when I denied you. From before I was born, I was your most precious child, and I will always praise you.
My life is only an example of how God blesses his children, not an example of my own righteousness. I am a sinner, and without the grace of Jesus Christ I would be lost.
No matter what happens tomorrow I will continue to praise you. If I lose my home, my family, or even my life, I will continue to praise you.
There are those that doubted the wisdom of this move. There are those that spoke against me, when I spoke of the promises of the Lord. I received your wish in March, and I am obedient to your will, Lord. When I get a job, be it the one I interview for tomorrow or one in the future it is for your glory. Even if I lose everything, I will not regret moving here and following your will. Those that doubted will believe.
I will never cease to share the glory of God. I will never cease to share the miracles that he works in my life daily.
The bible says that we should rejoice in tribulation for in our weakness we reflect His glory. I walk through this hardship knowing that you are teaching me, creating me, and making me into a tool to be obedient to your will.
God does not promise an easy life in this world. However, I know that I will eventually inherit the kingdom. I may struggle and fall for the rest of my earthly days, but He will restore me to greater honor when I join Him in heaven.
I will share this prayer and my testimony so that through my story you might learn His. For those that mock, ridicule and hold me in disregard, I am praying for your salvation. I will continue to share the righteousness of His Word, so that others may know the grace of forgiveness and the love of their heavenly father. I waited thirty years to recognize the one that loved me the most. I waited thirty years to see that although I walked a difficult path, but I was never alone. I pray that others receive His blessing faster than I did.
When I can’t find the word, I look to the Word.