Reading: Isaiah 39-41; Psalm 118
Father, I give thanks to you because you are good and your love is forever! Help me to put my trust and hope in you alone, Lord. Though I sin and you punish me, you will not give me over to destruction, for you have chosen and redeemed me. Father, I rejoice that this is the day you have made. My rejoicing is based on you, not my circumstances. Let me not be blinded by selfishness. Help me see that I am like grass and will wither away before I know it. But your Word will live on forever. O Lord, you long to lead me and your people with tenderness. Nothing is hidden from you, God, so let me confess my sin accordingly. You are eternal and the Creator of all. Your knowledge is infinitely greater than mine. You give me power when I am weak, and the strength to be vulnerable. I will hope in you and then my strength will be renewed. My confidence will come from knowing you fight my battles.