A Wednesday Lament
God, I feel so overwhelmed by the world today. So many bad things are happening, have happened, will happen to people I love so much. There is so much pain and uncertainty, and we can't hide from it. We can't run from it. Eventually, the pain will find us. It doesn't seem fair, but what is fair anyway? We can't help but cycle through all the feelings: anger, confusion, despair, hope, joy, sorrow.
Lord Jesus, come quickly. Please help us to wait well for Your return. We choose to trust You. We think of your many faithfulnesses to us and we choose to trust, to pray, to hope--even we don't feel like it. You are good, all the time. Your promises are true. We believe, even though we cannot see clearly, even though we cannot feel rightly, even though we fail miserably. We choose to trust, to love, to hope; we choose You.