There is so much in my heart, God. So much longing, so much need. In the depth of my heart you hear me. You hear my tiny voice and rejoice over me with singing. You prepare a place for me. You lead me and hold me up. You keep me from drowning. You dry my tears. You release me from my shame and from my sorrow.
I know your justice will come quickly. Once it starts it will be quick. Your justice will come and our hearts will be glad. We will rejoice forever with you. We will never cry again. We will sing songs and be glad. We will dance. We will laugh. We will rejoice in the eternal glory of your presence and your love.
No more will there be suffering or pain.
No more will there be betrayal or heartache or weariness. Those days will pass away and be forgotten. Your justice will be swift and complete. How sad for those who don’t know you. How sad for those who will feel the brunt of your wrath because they chose to stand with the false idols.
You have made your glory and your salvation known.
But the people reject you for their own gain. They reject you for money, power, and fame. The fabricate glory and honor from the work of their own hands, and fail to see the majesty of your creation. They can’t see what you have given them and created for them. They have blinded themselves to your love because of their own desire and lust.
Lord, how free I feel to know that your love is even bigger than my own. How happy I am to know that when I looked beyond myself and my own desire for love and acceptance, I found deeper love and acceptance than I could have ever known apart from you! You offer to all people the things we long for most and yet the enemy has convinced the world that joy can come from their own power. But your joy is so much better!
Bring wisdom to your people, God.
Show the world your deep and powerful love through your redeemed children. Help the world to see that if they can look beyond themselves they can find and receive a love and mercy and peace that they could never know apart from you. Whatever they have found on their own is nothing compared to what you offer. Let them see that, God.
Let them know the full fruit of your living tree.
Bring life to the nations, God.
Thank you for Jesus.
Make him known!