As we are entering Thanksgiving week, and then the Christmas season, there has been a heavy weight on my heart for those who have suffered recent and great loss. Please know I am bringing you before the Lord, asking Him to give you His peace that passes all understanding. This “God, You are…” prayer is written for you:
He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
O God, You are a Man of Sorrows.
Yes, Jesus Son of God, You are the great high priest who has passed through the heavens…
In so doing, You became a man who can sympathize with our weaknesses.
Every emotion that I have experienced, You have endured as well, yet without sin. Right now dear Lord, You know the depth of my sorrow, not from the outside, rather, You are deeply moved within
. Please make sense of this mess; this grief is too much for me. Save me, O God, for the waters have threatened my life. I have sunk in deep mire, and there is no foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the flood overflows me. I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; my eyes fail while I wait for my God.
Come Lord Jesus, comfort me; hold me; hear me. Help me not to push You away in anger; help me not to blame You for this chaos; help me not to become bitter with this loss. Help me to trust in You; help me to cling to You;
help me to hear You weeping with me. The only answer is the cross. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Jesus, in Your life You experienced grief of Your own, in Your death You experienced mine, and in Your resurrection You promise to walk with me step by step. Yes Man of Sorrows, I am not alone. I have to trust You, for You are my only hope. Please help me carry this load; please enter my grief. Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears my burden, the God who is my salvation.
Heb. 4:14; Heb. 4:15; John 11:38; Ps. 69:1-3; Ps. 63:8; Is. 53:4; Ps. 68:19
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