I have gone through this life confused about my purpose, unsure of who I was supposed to be, unaware of God’s love for me, or love for myself I suppose. Then God began to strip away all of the ground I thought I stood on and thought I held firm in my life. He left me with nothing. From the valley I sat, I looked up towards Him (finally) asking that He would hold my hand and lead me. Forgive my disobedience to Him. I think it’s what He was waiting on. So now, though I still am learning not to complain, I believe that God has soothed deep-rooted pains and given me the strength to endure the evils of this world. He is working the peace in me that surpasses all understanding. So while I may not be seeing the results I thought in life, I am relying on God to lead me. I thank God for thinking enough of me to allow me to endure the struggles of this world.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I thank You for leading me through the valley and shadows of evil. I will fear no evil. Though they laugh and point fingers, let my eyes remain on You because You endured shame and persecution that should make us grateful for suffering. I want to be grateful for every moment that You prepare me for Your purpose. Let praise remain on my lips because regardless of what this world brings You are worthy.
In the name of Jesus I pray.