Even in my silence, You hear my heart loud and clear, O LORD, my God. Even when I do not know what the desires of my soul are, You give me what I most need. LORD, I am restless and weary with sorrow. The way before me is unclear as I stumble through the midst of many emotions. For life has taken an unexpected turn. My heart has been severed. My spirit is bruised beyond repair. Yet I will praise You, my God, for my heart is tethered to You. My spirit is Yours to command. Though distress and anguish have come upon me and frustration overwhelms my joy, Your healing cord will yet find its way to my heart. Your all-sufficient energy will infuse my Spirit. When I feel as if I could scare away at a moment’s noise, I will flee into Your arms, Jesus. When my focus is fixed on finding an escape, let me look to You for refuge. Destroy the lies that dance around in my head, O God. May the light of Your truth vanquish the darkness that encroaches like a storm. For I am not subject to the distresses of life. No, I belong to the King of the Universe. My destiny is not determined by the rulers of this world but by the mighty hands of my beloved Savior. Let the silent ponderings of my heart reach Your heavenly throne. Let the desires of my soul follow the will of my glorious God and King. Even when sorrow engulfs me, I will bring my needs to You, O God. Even when distress deafens me, I will listen for the voice of my God. Even when I am languishing in loneliness, I will be replenished by Your love, Jesus. Under the Word of authority and grace given in Psalm 34:17-19 and the authority of Christ Jesus, my Savior, I bow in prayer.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Psalm 34:17-18, ESV