Lord, I need you.
I come to you right now, believing that you are and that you reward those who seek you. You have opened my eyes to the truth that you are the one, true God. My Creator. My Sustainer. My Savior. Thank you for allowing me to know you. For loving me before I ever knew and loved you.
You are my source of life. You’re my source of hope, strength, and power.
So I look to you and you alone as I take this next step of faith.
I don’t know all the plans you have for me. But you do. I don’t know all the works that you prepared beforehand for me to do. But your Word and your Spirit are shining a light onto my path today, and so I want to obey what you are asking me to do right now. I don’t see the whole picture, but I know you’re calling me forward. So I will follow you.
Lord, I feel like Peter. He was eager to hear your voice calling him out of the boat. It’s such a privilege to see your hand beckoning. And it can be thrilling to do something new. But Lord, when we take a few steps out onto the waves and then realize how crazy this thing we’re doing really is, we panic. I confess, walking by faith sounds amazing, but can also be absolutely terrifying.
And so while I do believe, I ask you to help my unbelief. With all my heart I want to trust you fully. But sometimes I pull back and wonder if I’m ready to risk everything. But you are patient. And you don’t ask me to do this on my own strength. I’m so thankful.
Thank you for the power of your Spirit. Thank you that my weakness and my realization of my weakness delights you, because then you can show me the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.
And then you can receive all the glory. It truly belongs to you.
Lord, you are faithful. You are the Hero of yesterday’s stories. As I remember all you’ve done for me, I feel foolish questioning anything before me! Yet, here I am again, in my humanness, wondering how things could all possibly work out. But I know that you will be the Hero of tomorrow’s stories as well. Right now, I declare in faith that I know you will provide.
You will guide.
You will order my ways. I will trust in you, Lord, with all my heart. I will not lean on my own understanding. I am acknowledging you in all my ways. And I believe you will make my paths straight. I know that walking by faith will not be easy.
My path will not be problem-free. But you will carry me. Your ways are perfect.
I step forward, knowing that the future holds many battles. I pray that you would keep me from sin that creates unnecessary struggle, but for those attacks that come as a result of serving you, I pray for faith and strength. My eyes are on you. You are my Deliverer.
Though I am powerless on my own to know what to do, I look to you and praise you. I will stand firm, hold my ground, and not be dismayed, because you, Lord, will be with me.
I will sing praises to you and trust you for victory.
Thank you for being faithful to complete the work that you began in me. Thank you for tearing down the idols in my life. Thank you for using this time of uncertainty to pull me closer to you. I want to know you. In your presence is fullness of joy. I am clinging to you.
By your grace, I will walk by faith and not by sight.
Your nearness is my good. And how abundant is your goodness to those who fear you.
I will trust in you.
May Jesus strengthen you as you step out in faith today!
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