Lord, at this time of such difficulty in my life, one of the most comforting, encouraging things about you is that you have a plan and you have purpose in what you do: “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever and the purposes of his heart through all generations.” (Psalm 33:11) You know exactly what you are doing and how you are going to bring about your great goals no matter what the enemy Satan wants, what your enemies the unbelievers do or how your children rebel: “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, your power, your love and your faithfulness as displayed in your planning, promises and performance. These give me great security, for when all seems to fall apart around me and in me (as it is now), I can know that you are at work bringing your plans for me to pass. 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, when he was sold again 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, Lord Jesus, are the God of Love, Light and Life who has proven your care for me, and for every other person in the world through your costly death and resurrection. I can rest in these Truths when, from my perspective, everything is going wrong.
You only, Lord God, are my rock, my salvation, my high tower, my fortress, my sanctuary. 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 your care and protection today. I bow before you in worship, I rise up to obey you no matter how I feel. Help me to keep on the armor and stand firm in your Truth. To you be glory in my life today. Amen!