November 11, 2011
I am in such agony. It would seem the enemy has, once again, played havoc with the meager plans we thought You had ordained. My feet have been knocked out from under me and I'm sinking fast into the dark, miry clay I thought I had left far behind me.
Help me, O G-d! Hear my cry for help! I am crying a river, my eyes are burning with tears. I am so heavy-laden with sorrow and pain I can hardly bear it.
My friends are crying out to You, stretched thin with disappointment and heartache. Be with them, I plead. Comfort them and grant them Your peace. Give them Your wisdom and foresight to be able to keep putting one foot in front of the other. I ask that You come close to them, heal them and strengthen them.
And, as for me, LORD, I simply request that the pain cease. I have been bleeding for so long; when will healing begin? Selfish, I know...please forgive me.
I believe that You are LORD.
I know You have things well in hand.
I await Your further revelation of direction for us all.
I thank You for Your constant provision and care.
I humbly bow before Your greatness now and always.
Blessed are You, LORD our G-d,
King of the Universe,
Who orders all our steps,
gives purpose to our lives
and numbers our days.
Be with us, I pray.