Lord, sometimes I just don’t understand you;
I have a hard time seeing what you are doing.
My circumstances scream out, “He is not there!”
They tease me, “Your God does not care!”
But Your Word paints a different picture.
It reveals that You are in control and in love with me.
You watch over me, protect and provide for me.
You know my circumstances better than I do.
And You have a plan to perfect me through them.
I can choose to worry,
or I can choose to rest.
I can spend all my time staring at what is going on around me,
or I can fix my eyes on You.
Help me to see You in the midst of my circumstances,
but also in spite of them.
Teach me to trust You,
even when I don’t fully understand You.
Don’t let me judge Your goodness
by what I consider to be a bad situation.
Reveal Your strength through my weakness;
Your knowledge through my ignorance.
Open my eyes so that I can see You,
even if my circumstances never change.
Grow Pastor & Minister to Men