“Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made the depths of the sea a way for the redeemed to pass over?” Isaiah 51:10
You alone are great and worthy to be praised. You are high and exalted, and to you all honor and glory is due. You spoke and all that we see came to be. Your hands fashioned and formed me. The shining stars display your magnificence. Even the winds blow at your command. You blew and parted the great Red Sea, allowing your people to cross over on dry land to safety. I can hardly imagine the fear that must have welled up in their hearts as the walls of the sea lined either side of them, tempting them to turn back. Yet, it was their faith in you led them on. Father help me to see that fear is the enemy of faith. When I give in to fear, it cripples and paralyzes my faith, causing me to be ineffective in reaching others for you. Increase my faith and weaken my will. When my emotions tempt me to fear whatever it may be that you’re calling me to, help me to choose faith instead. Bring to remembrance your faithfulness, not only to your chosen people Israel, but also in my own life. As I reflect on all that you’ve done in and through me, cause my faith to flourish. Just as you made a way in the depths of the sea for them, you are making a way for me to pass over. Help me to refuse fear, to embrace faith, and to stand firm on your truth. It is only through you that I can overcome. Grant me the faith necessary to follow after you wherever you might lead me, whether it be to the mountain’s heights or the valley’s depths. Faith is choosing to believe that you are good despite my circumstances. Today, I choose faith!
In Jesus’ name,
Freddie Bennett says
Thank you for this. I needed to hear this today. I love that you are praying for yourself, but truly your prayer is what so many of us are praying today.
Denise Hulcher says
Cherie! I was asking the Lord just today to strengthen and grow my faith! Reading this beautiful prayer is exactly what I needed to show me that yes in fact this is what I need to be asking of Him! He indeed is Soverign!
It’s amazing how often I find myself putting God in a box of what I think He’ll actually do in my life. I think I’m protecting myself by not allowing myself to dream to big or expect too much. It’s fear that keeps me there. Trusting in God is soooooooo hard to do sometimes, and I still to this day can’t understand why?! He has never failed me, everything I ask for He provides even more abundantly than I ever thought He would! Yet every so often I still find myself in a place where I think “He’s not going to make it happen” and every time I do I feel the distance it creates between us. Patience and keeping Christ absolutely #1 is usually what I need in those instances. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres, I put my trust in this! I don’t have to protect myself…He protects me. God has no limits…unless you limit Him by allowing fear to replace Faith.
Thanks Cherie for reminding me of His constant Faithfulness to me!