Dear Heavenly Father,
Does it make sense to have faith in You my Lord? Is it possible to release all my fears and failures into Your loving hands? There are times when the road ahead seems uncertain and so scary; When the answers I desperately seek are elusive, and picking up the pieces of my life come so hard with this broken heart of mine. I know, as long as I depend on my own understanding and reasoning, my faith will waiver. I want to believe I’m here for a reason, that I can make a difference and that I too am a chosen child from above. My faith in You is bolstered by the evidence and grounded in a transformed life. However, the simplicity of my faith is summed-up best by the innocence of my pure heart, I want to live for You my Lord, but my sins overwhelm my heart, the shame seems overwhelming.
“‘My thoughts are completely different from yours,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine . . . my ways [are] higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts’” (Isaiah 55:8–9). Knowing that You are a loving Heavenly Father makes it easier to release control of my life to You, I know that I can count on You, even when it hurts, lover of my soul, my faith You will restore and I can trust in You.
Believing the impossible, I’m following the desire You have planted deep within my soul, steady my heart as I follow the narrow road, help me run to You when my world comes tumbling down and I feel all alone. I’m gonna try not and worry, because I know that You have me right inside the palm of Your hand. I will need a whole a lot of hope, I will fight a little longer, I’ll hold on until You find me, especially when I have no-one to turn too or when I’m all alone. In the dark, You will get me through the night, I see the shadows, but You will be my flashlight, shine Your light, my anchor falls within your grace.
I’m not gonna let the fear feel like I need to fight this on my own because I believe I’m never really alone. I realize there will be times when my faith in You requires me to believe in the impossible, I’m standing knee deep, would You come please break down these fear walls, I want to believe and trust In You. I’m in over my head, I need You every day more and more through the storm I will know that You are Lord.
My faith in You intensified the moment I invited Jesus into my life, In accepting that Your ways are far better than my own, I release that which I cannot manipulate or guarantee – my future. But choosing to release control to the only One who is the Way, Truth, and Life gives me peace and security, for my eyes are on You and It is all well with me. With faith in You, through Your Son, I can say, “I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. So I live my life in the earthly body by trusting the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
I will live my life with a simple perspective of a child’s faith in You and Christ’s teaching, help me constantly tap that wonderful innocence and purity of my heart when approaching You through the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Please come and find me, I don’t feel like I have come prepared, I can’t do this by my own, because I do not know what else to do so I will trust in You. Please tell me that all that I have is enough, when I have no one to turn too, I will hold on until You find me. Help me become a little child, so I may enter into the kingdom of heaven. I pray and ask that I would humble myself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. It seems I have cried for too long and I choose strength from this moment on end.
In Your Holy Name, I pray Amen.