Monday, March 21, 2016

Everlasting Faithfulness

Lord, El Olam, the Everlasting God,

Help me to trust in you
Because you are eternal--you have always been, and you will always be.

When trouble comes, and there's no end in sight, help me to trust your will.
When I feel betrayed by someone close, help me to trust your friendship.
When life seems unfair, help me to trust your justice.
When I am anxious about the future, help me to trust your peace.
When I am lost, looking for direction, help me to trust your guidance.
When my circumstances seem hopeless, help me to trust your wisdom.
When everyone feels untrustworthy, help me to trust your character.

You have always been faithful to those who seek you--
Always just to those who need justice--
Always strong to those who lean on you--
Always loving, even when I am unlovable.

You are everlasting,
and so is your faithfulness,
your mercy,
your grace,
and your unending love.

Why am I worried? Why am I fearful?
I will hope in the Lord, from whom all blessings flow.
I will trust in you.

Amen.

"Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. . . . I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."--John 14:1, 6