Written in 2016
In the midst of Barbara’s debilitating illness, thank you that I can rest in the plan that you have for us, Lord God, and praise you with all my heart.
I give you glory, O Triune God, for your wise, gracious, good and powerful being. I praise you Heavenly Father for your unchanging plans and purposes for my life.
I praise you, Lord Jesus, for your faithful and wise shepherding, providing all I need, making me to lie down in green pastures.
I praise you, Holy Spirit, for your gracious, gentle and persistent teaching, convicting and guiding me in all.
You, Lord Almighty, are the One who is in control, and your Ruling is always right, your Sovereign Shepherding is always wise and good, your Guidance and Grace are always timely, your Teaching and Tenacity are always trustable–even if we cannot understand them.
So, I bow before you now, without seeing any answers yet to my prayers for Barbara; I bow in thankfulness for your rich, deep, wise and wonderful character, filled with the treasures of goodness and righteousness, mercy and love. You are worthy of wholehearted worship, of total trust, of complete surrender and utter obedience, of persistent praise and great glory in every situation. Guide me in giving you honor throughout today with thanksgiving, rest and obedience to what I know to be true.