Desperation is often the best incentive to get me into Your Presence. Some of our best times together are when I’ve come to You in a dire circumstance. C.S.Lewis was right when he said, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains.” I hear You best when I am desperate to listen.
I see You best from moistened eyes and bent knee. How seldom do I realize that is the exact posture Christ took to learn obedience (Hebrews 5:7). Difficulties are my lens to see what You view as important.
I regularly cry out for supernatural capability and influence. I recognize my weakness and desire to trade them for strength. Yet, You reveal that these gifts of power and might are mainly given “for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience” (Colossians 1:11). You give divine energy so that I can endure well. Renew my mind to welcome this truth with joy rather than disappointment.
I admit I need endurance (Hebrews 10:36). Perseverance has an uncanny way of controlling my wavering thoughts and emotions (Luke 21:19). When I am content in the waiting, godliness, kindness, and love come easier (1 Peter 1:6-7). Patience is of great value to You.
May Your Light-filled personality glow within me. Thank You for tabernacling within me so that once again the Word can become flesh and dwell with influence (John 1:14). May I see my difficulties in this light, for there they are much easier to bear. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.