My dismayed heart finds the sweetest solace beneath the comfort of Your tender provision, Lord God. My troubled and tumultuous soul finds refuge in Your divine compassion. You are the Good Shepherd who protects His flock with the power of abiding love. Let me consecrate each day to Your purpose Lord, not my own. For You have drawn me out of misery’s pit. You have called me by name and made me Your own at great cost to You. I bow in reverent humility as I recall the suffering endured with joy on my behalf. Jesus, You lifted Your heart beyond the present pain to see the ultimate gain. Lift my own head, Lord, out of miry circumstances so that my eyes might see the eternal purposes. When daily toil causes my challenged heart to falter, remind me of Your sovereign care. When danger and illness assails me, assure me through Your promises that You still care. My mind tends toward deceiving thoughts of abandon, Lord, when difficulties convince me there is distance between us. Yet it is in these times when You are nearer to me than my own perception can fathom. So, though weary, I come; and though confused, I trust. Your love is my solace, Lord Jesus. Your compassion does not fail. Under the Word You give to the broken in Psalm 51:16-17 and the authority of Christ I bow in humble prayer.
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You do not take pleasure in burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, God, You will not despise.
Psalm 51:16-17, NASB
You are the Good Shepherd who protects His flock with the power of abiding love–Amen!