Tuesday, April 14, 2015
As I reflect on my Tapestry of Grace daily devotional, it struck me that even in the worst of times you can praise the Lord. It has been a rough ten years for our family; tragedy, sickness, loss of loved ones and possessions, moving miles away from family and friends, etc. We have experienced hunger and the thought of what will happen tomorrow. Today, I declare that we can all praise Him even in all of this.
"Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come."
Revelation 4: 8
Day and night they never stop thanking Him and praising Him. Isn't that what we were created to do. Our hope is in the Lord, not of the things of this world. We are His children and He loves us so.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to you this morning to ask forgiveness for my doubt. I ask that you forgive me for meddling in Your business. You are my creator, my healer, my provider, my comfort. You give me strength when I am failing. I thank you that you know the whole picture and know what is best for me. Your timing, though I feel like it is so far away sometimes, is perfect. I lift up my heart to You, Lord. Fill it with more of you and less of me. Make it clean and allow my words to reflect that when I speak to others. Infect everyone around me, Father, with you love and compassion. Pour out of me and use me to bring glory and honor to you. I feel like a failure most days, but I ask you give me confidence and write your words on my heart. Surround me with your people and help us to sharpen who another. I pray this for my children, as well. I pray they will seek you with their whole hearts and tell their children for generations and generations, until you come again. And even then, Lord, we will sing Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come! In Jesus' holy name, Amen.