Lord, only You can keep my heart alive during the famine. Nourish Your beloved with morsels of Your undying love so that my languishing soul does not succumb to the traps laid out for me. Because You are my defender, I can sing joyfully in praise the lyrics of the new song You have given me. I only need to be still and wait in hope for Your deliverance from death. Your holy Name is trustworthy. Your glory is my pursuant desire. Though I am afflicted, You are near me. Though I cannot fend off the attack of starvation in my soul, You will sustain me. In You I take refuge. In You I can turn from evil because You are strength in my weakness. Contend with my enemy, Lord. Shield me with Your armor. I wait in faith for the day my heart can feast again on love. Under the assurance of the Word in Psalm 33:4-5 and the authority of Christ Jesus, I pray with my heart bowed to heaven’s throne.
For the Word of the Lord is right and true;
He is faithful in all He does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of His unfailing love.
Psalm 33:4-5, NIV