Praise you, Lord, for the chance to praise you when things don’t go as I want and where I am powerless to change it. These are opportunities to highlight your glory by my weakness. Like Moses standing between Pharoah’s army and the Red Sea, I must rely on you, for I am powerless. When you act (not “if” you act, for you in your faithfulness will respond to my prayer), you will get the honor, not me. To you be glory, Lord, to you be honor for the privilege of trusting you in the midst of challenge and uncertainty, attack and loss.
As it says in Psa 9:3,4 “My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my right and my cause…”
Praise be to you, O warrior God, who fights for your children. I praise you that you will engage the enemy for me, for us, for your Word, for what is right. I “commit my way to the Lord, I will trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass, He shall bring forth my righteousness as the light and my judgment as the noon day sun.” (Ps 37:5,6). And the promise that he who delights in and meditates on your word “will prosper in whatever he does.” (Ps. 1:2,3). So, I can rest in what you will do in the difficult situations before me, for you are faithful.
It may not work out the way I desire, but I know that you will do what is right, for: “you have sat on your throne, judging righteously.” (Ps. 9:4b) We may be unsure what to do, debate what is correct, have only part of the information, be prejudiced by our preferences and hang ups, but you have none of these restrictions. You, Heavenly Father, see all perfectly, you have every scrap of information, you understand motives and intents, you know Truth totally, and you will judge in complete righteousness. Thank you for that, for the security that it is not my partial understanding and faulty standard but is in your perfect understanding and righteous standard that will prevail.
Praise be to you for your goodness, graciousness, greatness and glory. I praise you today, I bow before you and accept whole-heartedly whatever you desire to bring.