Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Chronicles 5:18-26, 1 Chronicles 6:3b, 49, 4-15, 1 Chronicles 7:1-8:28
Heavenly Father, it’s 2 a.m. and I can’t sleep. Some nights I just can’t turn off my brain. I’m fine until I get in the horizontal position and then it starts. The lists; to-do lists, project lists, and lists of things troubling my mind. No, I’m not in a physical battle like the armies of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh but there’s a battle—it’s in my mind.
They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer because they trusted in him. So the Hagrites and all their allies were defeated. —1 Chronicles 5:20
Lord, I’m crying out to You. There are some really big needs in my life. I can’t solve these problems. If You don’t show up we will be lost. We will lose the battle.
During my sleepless times I analyze these needs, looks for ways to fix them, tell myself to “let it go,” pray, and attempt to rest in Your peace. I tell myself to trust You–You’ve got this.
But, sometimes I can’t “let it go.” I can’t rest in Your peace.
I know it’s my problem. I know it’s a lack of trust.
Lord, You are trustworthy. You’ve proven over and over that You always have my best interest in everything You allow to come into my life. You work this out for Your Glory and my good. Holy Spirit, I know there are things You are trying to teach me during these battles. I want to be a fast learner. Speak loudly and clearly.
Help me to trust You with my whole heart.
Lord, I give my list of battles to You. I am trusting You with the outcome.
Jesus, hear my prayer.
©2014, Dianne Guthmuller
*Unless noted all scripture references are from the New Living Translation (NLT)
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading; 1 Chronicles 8:29-9:1a, Daniel 4:1-37, Ezekiel 40:1-37