Heavenly Father, I thank You for loving me always and holding me in the hollow of Your hands. This assures me that nothing can ever sever me from Your love.
I love that You are always near, speaking words of reassurance and encouragement to my soul when I am weak and starting to doubt that You care for me.
On my very strong days, I cannot imagine ever doubting Your love for me, and the fact that You were in the boat with the disciples, and they feared drowning baffles me.
It is unimaginable that they had the Lord with them, and they exhibited such a little faith. And I am often quick to judge Thomas and Peter in my heart for their lack of faith in You.
And yet, on days like this, when I am afraid of what tomorrow holds and uncertain about everything in my life, the fears of the heroes of faith begin to make sense to me.
Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient. Matthew 6:34
I recall that Elijah was so uncertain that he asked You to take His life when He was running from Jezebel. And I also recall that You were not made angry at his lack of faith, but You provided bread for the long journey that was ahead of him.
I also remember that when John the Baptist was in prison and had some of the darkest seasons of his life, he began to doubt and ask questions about Christ being the messiah; You were never offended.
Instead, You told his disciples to report to him the fulfillment of the signs that were to follow the messiah.
These give me confidence as I come before You today, with my fears and uncertainties to ask for help. I feel like I have no control over my life, and everything is spiraling out of control.
I feel helpless and weary and may even be on the verge of a mental and emotional breakdown. At this point, Lord, I confess that I do not know where to go from here, and I do not know what to do with these feelings. I am tired of pretending that I have it all under control and that I am not okay.
Please, Lord, teach me what it means to have the Holy Spirit of comfort, courage, and sound mind, and remove these anxious feelings of fear and uncertainty from me. I ask that You help me to recall that You are with me always, even to the very end of the age.
I pray that You will bury all my fears under the anchor of Your steadfast love and mercy that remain constant. And I pray above all that You will help me to enjoy the peace that comes from trusting in You.
Dear Lord, I pray for everyone out there that is going through tough times and has in mind to give up on all the promises that they have found in Your Word. I pray that You calm their fears and disband all of their uncertainty.
I pray that You will wrap them in Your everlasting love, and You will remind them that they are not alone. I pray that You will help us to set our eyes on You and fill us with the revelation knowledge of Your Word. Amen.