Lord, in a world that is going rapidly down hill, we can be confident that you know exactly what you are doing. You are going to bring about your great goals no matter what the enemy, Satan, wants, no matter what your enemies (unbelievers) do, or how your children rebel. As your Word says, “The Lord foils the plans of the nations and thwarts the purposes of the peoples” (Psalm 33:10).
I praise you with my whole heart, with all that is within me,
for your wisdom,
and your faithfulness–
all of which are displayed in
and past performance.
These give me great security, for when all seems to fall apart around me and in me, I can know that you are at work, bringing to pass your plans for the future, for the universe, and for me.
Just as you were with Joseph, so you are with me. You were with him when his brothers sold him, when he trudged through the desert sand in shackles, when he was sold again in Egypt to just the right man, when he was put in prison, when the man who promised to help him forgot—you were at work, preparing Joseph for the great task of saving many and preserving the line of Christ, playing the role you had for him.
So you are doing in my life. I can trust you, no matter how bad things seem to get. I can know that you are carrying me forward, not because I deserve it, but because you are the God of Love, Light and Life who has proven your care for me and every other person in the world, over and over again. I can rest in your Truths when, from my perspective, everything is going wrong.
You only, Lord God, are
my high Tower,
In you I am safe, in you I am protected, in you I have refuge. I praise and thank you for your goodness to me in every way, none of it deserved, all of it appreciated.
I thank you for the care and protection you will provide today. I bow before you in worship. I surrender to you my will, my life, my future. I rise up to obey you no matter how I feel. Help me to keep on the armor, to stand firm in your Truth, to follow you consistently. To you be glory in my life today. Amen!