It’s been a rough couple of weeks for several of my beloved friends. And, of course, those are just the struggles that I know about.
There are people everywhere – maybe even you – who are in the midst of a discouraging, disappointing or frustrating period in your life. Today, I want to give you a reason to rejoice and a prayer for those who are struggling during a difficult period.
“I see that the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
No wonder my heart is glad,
and my tongue shouts his praises!
My body rests in hope.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your Holy One to rot in the grave.
You have shown me the way of life,
and you will fill me with the joy of your presence.” – Psalm 16:8-11
I thank you that you are with my friend that is struggling.
I rejoice that you are right beside her during this frustrating and discouraging season. You knew before the creation of the world that this season in her life would come. We know you have a purpose for it – a purpose to glorify Your Name – but we confess that it is difficult.
Your word says that you will fill her with the joy of your presence. Yes, Lord. JOY! That is what she needs! She needs
Your word says you provide.
We know that you do not give as the world gives because the world will neither satisfy nor will it bring us joy. Let her joy come from simply acknowledging Your presence, trusting that You are with her and she is not alone, as your son, David, did.
We praise you, Father! We praise you that though the devil intends these seasons for evil, YOU intent them for good, and we are grateful and rejoice in knowing that it is not his evil purposes, but Yours, that will stand!
What a wonderful God you are! Father, let her heart be glad, her tongue shout your praises and her body rest in your hope, for you will not allow her to be shaken.
In the wondrous name of Jesus, we thank you!