Oh God my Father, I too, sometimes have days where I feel like the Psalmist David who writes this prayer for help in trouble. He sings his troubles to You O Lord, as he writes this to his chief musician.
Like David, I also pour out my heart to You, Oh God. There are circumstances in my life where I feel You have turned away from me, hidden Your face from me. I cannot see You, or feel Your presence and do not know when You will act.
I pray and call out for You to make it right: for healing, for restoration, for vindication, for strength, for wisdom, for justice. I can think of challenges, troubles, where I need each of these; and You know them too, because You know all things.
There are places in my life of such hurt and frustration. They cause sorrow to fill my heart. I feel as if I have fought a battle and my enemies have defeated me. My strength is gone.
I cry out for You to hear me, to come to me, and lift me up. Almighty God, do not let my enemies have the victory. Do not let them say they have vanquished me with rejoicing in their camp.
Even facing all this, I trust wholeheartedly in Your mercy. I know that my salvation is sure. All else pales in the light of Your love and care for me. Whatever happens to me here on earth, I know my future in eternity is secure in You.
So I will sing to You! I will lift up Your Holy Name. I will rejoice abundantly because of what You have done for me. You know the number of hairs on my head, and that is a number that changes daily! Not a sparrow falls to the ground apart from Your will.
I trust in Your will completely. I trust the plans that You have for me, to prosper me and not to harm me; plans to give me a hope and a future. So in You will I rest. Amen
4 thoughts on “Jan 15 His eye is on the sparrow”
“You know the number of hairs on my head, and that is a number that changes daily!” Yes. And amazing. He knows. He cares. I’m praying for you.
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Thank you! You are such a blessing! And I am encouraged by your prayers. May God help me handle whatever He has ordained that I go through. And give me, and each one of us, the courage we need to “hupomeno” – to bear up under with a vibrant hope whatever He allows or calls us to in our lives here on earth.
I have always loved this song! And one thought that helps me in these “sparrow” times is. “What if everything is as it should be?”–regardless of if it’s how I want it or how I thought it would be. It allows me space and grace to relax…
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What I heard years ago comes to mind is – what if God didn’t put us here to make us happy…but to make us holy.