Psalms 142:5–Then I prayed to Jehovah. “Lord,”I pled, “you are my only place of refuge. Only you can keep me safe. (LB)
An anonymous prayer circulating on the internet goes something like this:
Dear Lord, I’m doing all right. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy or nasty, selfish or self-indulgent. I have not whined, complained, cursed or eaten chocolate. I have charged nothing on my credit card. However, I’m getting out of bed in a minute and I’ll really need your help then!
Experience tells me even that prayer is too late for me. I am proud and self-opinionated. I whisper not-so-nice things about people. I growl at loved ones and snarl at the dog. Often, I exhibit little self control. My temper is too short, my heart too small, and my head too big. My salvation lies only in my ongoing personal relationship with Jesus. My consolation is that He hears and answers my prayers.
Are your problems similar to mine? Any undesirable personality traits? Family difficulties? Financial woes? Persecutions? Don’t wait until feet dangle over the bed frame tomorrow. Call on Jesus now!
Prayer: Lord, when we look at ourselves, we’re ashamed. Only when we call on and rely on all that you are, will we make progress. Keep us always moving forward. In Jesus ’name. Amen.