[It is wonderful to know that you, LORD, are consistently merciful, and always hear us when we call. You always answer our prayers at the right time and in the right way, whether it be “Yes,” “No,” or “Wait.” You are the great and wonderful God who cares for us richly, positively and powerfully.]
Psalm 27:8 “My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
[Yes, Lord, I do want to consistently seek your face, spending time in your Word, opening my heart and my spirit to you and your direction. I want to understand and embrace all that you are and what you have for me.
To seek you I must let go of my myriad plans and projects, surrendering them all to you. Instead, I must hold onto your mercy, your goodness, your wisdom. And then I can rise above the uncertainty around me, the problems before me and my impatience within me.
Here on the farm there are so many possible projects before me, like finishing the roofing work, so every day I need to let go of what I’d like to do, hold on to what is possible and wise, and then be able to rise above all my worry and fear and frustration. Thank you that you always help me with this.]
Psalm 27:9 “Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger;”
[I fail every day, Lord, in not leading myself well, in worrying, being selfish, not taking time to rest, fretting about spending–basically creating a lot of junk stress for myself.
I praise you for pointing this out to me right now as I write; forgive me! I praise you that you do, not reacting in anger and turning away from me–for you are good and ready to forgive and abounding in mercy towards all those who call upon you (Ps. 86:5). Help me to consistently draw near to you so I can quickly note my sinful tendencies and immediately repent.]
“you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.”
[Yes, you are my God, my Savior, my Redeemer, my Guide, my Protector. Thank you that you do not reject me, that in your great love and mighty mercy you are patiently and persistently working in and with me to bring transformation, growth and deepening. I praise you for your gracious goodness in leading me upward and onward.]
Psalm 27:10 “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.”
[Your love is far greater than that of my parents, therefore you will always receive me. I praise you for how you will guide me today, for you are my Light and my Salvation, you are the Fortress of my life, whom should I fear, of whom should I be afraid?
You are great and powerful, wise and all knowing, positive and pure, holy and grace-filled. You are good and do only good, all the time. Thank you for the difficulties you are using in my life now. I praise you for them. Help me to walk through them with your power and wisdom today.