Once again my heart is clouded by despair. My soul is confused by uncertainty. I am like a flower withering away in a fearsome drought. The petals of peace have fallen to the ground. The stem of joy has grown brittle and dry. I am left to wonder if my roots of faith go deep enough to reach Your living water, my LORD. Is there still a sweet fragrance of love between us, Jesus? Why do I feel like I am fading away? The colors of Your Spirit have dwindled away until my soul is pale and parched. Yet, You have not left me, my LORD. With tenderness, Your hands stir up the soil of my soul. With gentleness, Your Spirit coaxes me to reach for Your living water. With firmness, You make me grow by the nourishment of Your Word. And so I wait upon the LORD, my Savior. For He will dispel the clouds of despair with His rainbow of faith. For He will water my soul with His amazing, steadfast love. He will bless me through the drought of adversity so that I will be strengthened. For the LORD, my God, is enough for me. He is my fragrance and His glory is my blossom. The LORD is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is the Keeper of the Garden. He is the One who cultivates my salvation. I will yet trust in the LORD. I will wait upon Him for clarity to flourish. I will wait upon Him for renewed joy to blossom. I will wait upon Him for the fulfillment of my purpose. Flowers fade, but the LORD’s glory remains. Under the Word of the Lord given in Isaiah 40:31 and the authority of Christ, I humble myself in prayer.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31, NLT