I feel stuck in this crisis


It's me again, Lord.

I feel stuck.

There's so much to talk about,
to ask you for,
and to ask you about:

The Coronavirus
the quarantine,
the Chinese,
the economy,
the jobless,
the sick,
the first responders,
the doctors and nurses,
my work,
my home,
my family,
my church,
my community,
my country,
the world.

There is so much.
I know you're not worried.
I know you have a plan.

Of course, your plan is always to glorify your Son, Jesus.
Your plan is always to redeem us, your children.
Somehow, you do both.
It's hard to understand.

Your ways are higher than mine.
Your perspective is broader than mine.
Your purpose is holy, while mine is selfish.
You are working,
and I want to join you,
but I feel stuck in this crisis.

Develop courage in me because I am afraid.
Develop grace in me because I am judgmental.
Develop patience in me because I am impatient.
Develop compassion in me because I am selfish.

I ask you to answer my concerns,
to give me your perspective,
your heart,
and your mission.
Heal and save us all, 
especially those who are sick and grieving.
Show your glory through healing.
Show your glory through our kindness to others
and our faith in you.

I want to trust you more.
In Jesus' holy name, 

"Look on me and answer, Lord my God, ... I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me." (Psalm 13:3, 5, 6)


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