Before I begin my time with the Lord, I always want to give Him praise. I don’t ever want to come before Him without the gift of my love and adoration. All praise to You, Father of my Master, Jesus Christ. You’re so good! You are my one constant in the midst of the twisted path I’m on. Just to know You, to know You care for me gives me peace.
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too. II Corinthians 1:3-4 Message
I love these verses, they speak of God’s mercy and healing counsel. They remind me of David when He said, “Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord!” So often we run here and there for answers when every answer we will ever need is found in His presence. We spend so much money on doctor visits, health insurance, counselors and retreats when He is always with us and His ears are open to our cries.
God, forgive me for not coming to You first. In the process of going to others, I’ve made a mess of things. So this morning, I come to You for healing counsel, wisdom and guidance. You know what I need better then I know myself and how it all fits with Your plans for my life. There is no one I trust more then You for after all, You created me. I want to know You more, Lord. I invite You to come fellowship with me today, all day, everyday, for one moment without Your voice is more than I can bear. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.