Lord, I enter the Foyer this evening, with my eyes focused on one thing–direction. The twists and turns of the day, Lord, have left my mind spinning. There is little I can “figure” with my mind–the hows and whats and whys. But You know. Lord, I am resting.
So tonight, Lord, as I enter the Foyer, I am going face down. Face down before You. Even my prayers, Lord, they need your assistance. I pray for the Holy Spirit to intercede, where I cannot voice my prayers nor can I even voice what my prayers should be. Lord, I am resting here, face down.
Gleaning the good from the day, Lord, I thank You once again for your mercies. They were new and applicable to my journey today. The time you kept a car from hitting us….the time you sent a friend to share…the time when you kept a situation from my plate…the time you are giving me now to lay these burdens at Your feet. You give peace like a river, Lord. And my river, it is raging. But I hold fast to Your hand. Lord, I am resting here, face down, trusting you in my river.
Others around me have shared burdens today. They are huge burdens, which make mine seem so small. And yet…and yet, you care about them all, each one, big and small. You have a plan for each journey. You have a blueprint. You have ordered it. It is not disarray. It is precisely timed and tuned. Better than the finest inventor or repairer, You are Creator and Restorer. There is nothing beyond your scope to do–to accomplish. We need only say Lord, Your strength is perfect. You are the Way Maker. Just let us know, “This is the way, walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 We shall walk it with You. Lord, I am resting here, face down, trusting you in my river, listening for Your voice.
The road ahead, Lord, it is unknown darkness to me. I cannot see my way nor my path. But I know that Jesus, You are the Light (John 18:12). You know the way that I take (Job 23:10). There is nothing too hard for You (Jeremiah 32:17). You make my feet like the feet of a deer (Habakkuk 3:19). The law of the Lord is perfect (Psalm 19:7). Your eye is on the sparrow (Luke 12:7). You love me (John 16:27). I have hope! Your compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:21-23). Though a mother may forget, You will not forget me (Isaiah 49:15). You have called me chosen (1 Peter 2:9). Peace is what you leave with me. Peace is what You give me. I am not afraid (John 14:27). You are enthralled with my beauty (Psalm 45:11). I am the apple of Your eye, hiding in Your wings (Psalm 17:8). Lord, I am resting here, face down, trusting you in my river, listening for Your voice, and writing Your word on my heart.
The Foyer is filled with Your Presence, Lord. I thank You that you are an ever-present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46:1). As the world and my life calls me back, I will remember that what I have entrusted to you here is a seed of investment, that You, my Jesus, will tend and care for and grow into fruit. Thank You, Lord, that I am able to fully rest all of me on all of You. Thank You for thinking much of my offering here…for treasuring it…for treasuring me.
“With your help I can advance against a troop ; with my God I can scale a wall.” Psalm 18:29