Being confident about the future is achieved by learning how to lean securely into sustained faith and hope.
Can I keep this up? Can freedom feel this good all the time?
What if I get tired of journaling, of praying, of trying, of growing … etc.?
What if the other shoe will really drop? What if this is all too good to be true?
1 Corinthians 13:13
Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.
Lord, you tell us in Psalm 138:3 that when we pray, you answer us. You encourage us by giving us strength. And so today we humbly come before you as a community ready to awaken to the big calling you have on our lives to be light in this dark world. Fill our spirits each day with the confidence that if you are for us, no one can be against us. We have nothing to fear, and we certainly don’t need to fear the wavering of our strength or willingness, as you give us fresh mercies and newness each and every morning.
And since we come to you through the blood of Christ, we have the privilege of being your children and to come into your presence … with the confidence of a child going before their father, we thank you for the boldness you are firing up within us. Let us not push it away or be alarmed by the stirrings you are doing and give us the strength to stand firm against anything that would distract us or cause us to doubt the clear love you have for us and the power we have within you.
We praise You as you fill our lives with joy beyond anything we could have hoped for. For the seasons we walk in the valley, let us look high and see the light upon the mountaintops and not focused or be dismayed by our fatigue or the darkness that feels so real. We pray for holy power to push out every dark thought, every anxious fear and every doubt that wrestles with the shadows of our thoughts, that we might step boldly into the fullness, the everlasting fullness and sustainability of faith, hope and love.
Thank you Lord for answering our prayers, for being with us, and for the confidence that we have in you knowing that the best is truly yet to come.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen