Dear, Heavenly, Father,
As the week winds down, I come to you with a mind filled with anxious thoughts. I know that you’ve told me not to be anxious about anything – that you’re in control and with me every step of the way – that worry can do nothing as far as changing the way things turn out. Your plan for our lives has already been written.
Still I read the headlines of things happening globally and it troubles me. Are these signs of the end of times? You have told us to be ready – to prepare for your second coming, yet I hold onto fear like a security blanket.
I hear of all the local disaster within my own community. There are numerous murders, assaults, domestic violence, sex trafficking and so much evil that it makes me think it can’t get much worse.
I see friends suffering with health issues, financial difficulties, marital problems and so much more and all I can do is sympathize with their pain. I try to encourage with words from your Holy Word, but it seems so inconsequential at times.
As I approach your Sabbath day, help me to continue to put my trust in you. You have never failed me in my life, no matter how difficult things have been. Your love, your consistence, your faithfulness never changes. I can count on your steady hand to guide me. I know you will provide a way for your final plan to be accomplished. Help me to accept your will and give me the strength to face the coming week with confidence. Amen!