Today’s Sunday prayer was originally posted on January 8, 2011, and is included in God, Girlfriends, & Chocolate.
I don’t understand random acts of violence.
I don’t understand people shooting other people because they disagree with them.
I don’t understand children bullying other children.
I don’t understand cancer.
These things make me angry, sad,
and I get angry at myself for being angry!
I know you are Trustworthy.
And, I know I should trust you.
Today it is harder to do that
because it is so difficult to believe You are in control.
It is hard to understand why You allow the pain and the tragedy.
Jesus, please forgive me for my lack of trust.
Please forgive me for my unbelief.
Please give me a heart that remains calm,
knowing that YOU are bigger than anything that happens to us.
Today I want to hold fast to the promise you made to Joshua and all of us who have come after him.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5)
That seems to be the only thing that makes sense…
The only constant.
Jesus, I am depending on your promise.