I’ll be honest with you – sometimes, I don’t know what to say to God when I am trying to pray. Thank goodness that David recorded his prayers – of lament, praise, and gratitude – in the book of Psalms! I like to borrow his words from time to time.
This particular passage from Psalm 143 really speaks to me:
Folks, this is a dangerous prayer.
This is one of those prayers that God will answer 100% the time, without fail, 24/7. If you ask God to show you His will for your life, then He will do it. And if you ask Him to give you wisdom and guidance so that you can navigate your life according to His design, then I guarantee that He will do that too. God is faithful in that way.
However, the enemy of our souls is also faithful, too! He does not want us to know God’s will for our lives, and he does not want us to get on the path to level ground, either. Why? Simple – he knows that peace, healing and restoration can be found there. So, he will do all that he can to disrupt the progress we are making with the Lord.
However, despite the enemy’s attempts to thwart our progress, know that he ultimately cannot succeed. Why? Consider this truth: God has no equals – He is peerless. When you have no competition, how can Your plans and purposes ever be defeated?
Of course, the enemy knows this, too. So what does he do? He tries to keep us discouraged and distracted. After all, if are preoccupied enough, we may forget that the battle is already won, and that our enemy has already been defeated. When this happens, we start to lose hope.
So, I encourage you to stay vigilant and remain on the path! Just because things are rocky now does not mean that they will always stay that way. Trust God and His plan; and if you doubt His plan, then trust His character and His track record. God is faithful!
Here is my prayer for today: Dear Lord, help me to remember that the battle is already won. No matter what happens, keep my mind focused on where You are leading me, and not on the rocks that I sometimes stumble over as I seek to follow You.
Lead me on level ground! Help me to continue to trust You, and not place my faith in these rocks that I see. In Your name I pray, Amen.