I’ve always admired King David and his intimate relationship with God. He messed up, strayed from God’s commandments, yet he was considered the apple of God’s eye. I often wondered at some of his psalms and the angry demands he made on God. How could he approach the King of Creation on such a personal level? How dare he?
Yet, even in his most frustrating moments, David always went to God first – for advice and counsel – for peace – for encouragement, comfort and hope – for forgiveness – for confidence that he could do anything with God at the helm.
So often, my prayers pale in comparison, but that doesn’t matter to our Father, God. Have you had a one on one conversation with God lately? There are times I spend countless hours laying out my own plans for my life. I think I can go it alone. Even those closest to me know that I worry – I fret – I lose hope – I daily say or do the wrong thing. Still in those moments of weakness, I know that God listens to me. He won’t desert me. He promises eternity in heaven. He never lies and consistently leads me.
Today, take time to talk to Him. He’s always available 24/7. Even though He has so many to listen to, He will always have time for us.
You are my God. How can I thank you for all you’ve done to get me through this life? There were so many times when I was the stubborn child who wanted to do it my way, yet you patiently waited for me to return to you. Your grace should be sufficient for me, but I often think I can handle life by myself. It is then that I fall. Help me to rely on you more. Even as my years are swiftly passing, give me the confidence to depend entirely on you for all my needs – for all my problems, losses and seemingly unanswered prayers. Remind me that you are always with me. You will never leave me. You are the only One that I can trust to be truthful and loving.
God, you know my needs. I place them in your hands, trusting that you will fulfill them. You’ve already given me everything necessary for this life and the next. Allow me to open my heart to you daily – to confess my sins, knowing they’ve been forgiven through Christ’s death and resurrection. I come to you as a child, even though my years are flying by. I have confidence in your fatherly love and grace. I have faith that when I die I will meet you face to face and our conversations will be the best ever.
I pray this and all things in the name of your dear son, Jesus. Amen!