The most comforting Truth is scripture is that God has a plan! He knows what He’s doing and where He’s going, and He’s taking us along for the ride!
Praise be to you Lord God, that you are Ruler of all, King of Glory, Master of the universe, Lord over every circumstance.
I praise you that your hand is mighty and that you are the eternal Sovereign, Lord over all that goes on, all that comes into my life. Each thing arrives with your permission, with your goals, with your purpose.
Therefore, I can praise you for my present difficulty, trust you in it, rest before you in the help you will give before I can see it. This is setting my heart on things above, on your things, your outcome, your decisions, your plans.
Praise you that in the unresolved situation before me, I can praise you for the outcome now, while things still look dark and the horizon is disturbingly empty.
Our hope is in you, Lord God, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, Triune Lord who helps us at break of day.
“Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you” (Ps.143:9). Yes, I come to you, asking you to fight for me, guide me, give me wisdom.
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God…” (Ps. 143:10a). I do surrender myself to you in this situation, I commit to doing your will rather than following my own.
“May your good Spirit lead me on level ground” (Ps.143:10b). I praise you that you are only good, that you will lead me on good ground, in a grace-filled way, in paths of righteousness.
“For your name’s sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble” (Ps.143:11). Yes, do this to bring glory to your Name, do this according to your character, only you can correctly bring me out of difficulty.
Prayer: “Lord, help me to bow before you, to revel in your goodness, to delight in your holiness, to rejoice in your powerfulness, and to rest in your perfectness, for this brings you glory. I ask today for your direction, your guidance, your bringing to pass what is good and I praise you now for what you will do. Amen.”