Psalm 25:16 “Turn to me and be gracious to me,”
[Sometimes my life feels like the picture below. But instead of complaining, I choose to praise you, Heavenly Father, Lord Jesus and Holy Spirit. For you turned to me, saved me and you are continually gracious to me–when I deserved the opposite. You are faithful, persistent, wise, graciously at work in my life, for you are the Perfect Father, the Good Shepherd, the Wise Guide and the Great Protector.
I thank you for your daily gracious work in the lives of your children, as you provide our needs, lead us in paths of righteousness, protect us from our enemies with your rod, and correct us with your staff.]
Psalm 25:17 “for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied;”
[Although I feel lonely and abandoned, this is not true. In the midst of my troubles, you are there, working, protecting, guiding and maturing me. Therefore, I can offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving and honor you. I can praise you in the midst of uncertainty and disappointment, for you are all I need.]
Guide me today, Lord, in living worthy of you!