My Father in heaven, have mercy on me because I am resistant to change. One minor step out of my comfort zone invites such anxieties to perplex my soul robbing it of the peace You have given me in Christ, my Savior. A mere hint of looming darkness and my heart cowers in fear beneath the misunderstanding that I have somehow lost Your favor. When hope becomes clouded and I scarce can look up and see Your face God, my soul trembles within me. Lord, lead me away from the shadowy future by taking me to the top of the mountainous obstacles in my life so I can be reminded of the beauty of the eternal horizon. Remove the scales from my eyes so that I can look past the circumstances and rejoice in my inheritance in Christ which cannot be snatched away by life distresses. Truly there is no earthly sorrow which is not remedied in heaven. Let the troubles of this life not eclipse my faith but provide a brilliant backdrop for the light of Godly blessing. May my hope not faint in the foothills of looming mountains but instead rise up in Christ-like energy to begin the climb to the summit of a truthful perspective. Test and strengthen, mold and sharpen my soul, Lord, until I become the warrior You designed me to be. Under the Word of truth in Deuteronomy 31:5-6 and the authority of Christ, I pray.
The Lord will deliver them to you, and you must do to them all that I have commanded you. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:5-6, NIV