Prayer For Tenuous Faith

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3

Hidden things ~ Making what is inaccessible – accessible.

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Lord, I hope I have done a wonderful thing in Your eyes.  I heard Your voice, I felt the allure of Your call, and I came out of hiding to follow You into uncharted territory.  I came to the threshold that separates safety from risk, I looked behind to the familiar, then looked ahead into the dark, and abandoned myself to the unknown.  You have promised that my trust in You will be rewarded.  How I hope that my faith tugs at Your heart.

I am affirming yet again that I trust You.  I will not look back at some of the bridges that were burned as I crossed over into the land of faith.  I obeyed You and You burned them. But in a weak moment, I see a few bridges that are left.  I could go back to where it feels safe and I will admit that this is a great temptation.   But I know the cost.  To go where it is familiar, I must let go of Your hand.

Please don’t allow it, Lord.  Close the door to the past.  Cause your holy fire to consume the lock and disfigure the metal.  Should I falter and insert my old key into the lock, may it no longer work in the mechanism.  I want to stay here with you, in the land of faith, in the purposes to which You called me before I was even born.  I am adapting to a new way of life.  The truths are awkward and the rhetoric is strange on my tongue.  But as I rehearse them, I know I am making them mine.

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I do not know all that You are planning.  I could fear but I choose faith.  When I could faint, I speak Your promises.  When it’s dark and feels like the end, I know You are still carving out a new road.  Your plans for me are good.  You said, Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”  In this, Lord, You excel.  You are my God and there is none other.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

One thought on “Prayer For Tenuous Faith

  1. Oh Christine! How beautiful! With your permission, I’d like to print this out on really pretty paper and use it as a send off prayer for women who have gone through the Surrendering the Secret Bible Study. (STS is a study to heal the emotional trauma experienced by past abortions) What a blessing this prayer has been to me over the past several months as I have had the privilege of journeying with 2 precious women! Thank you!

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