Lights against Fear and Doubt, Lights for Trust and Faithfulness

Uncertain Outcomes

Heavenly Father, I approach the throne of grace today on behalf of those of us who are living in difficult stories, like Habakkuk, with unsettling circumstances and uncertain outcomes. I’m so thankful you always welcome us in our brokenness, never despise us in our anxiousness, and thoroughly understand our weariness. You, alone, are grace-full—bidding us cast our cares on you, even as you are prepared to catch everyone of them.

I pray for those of us facing uncertain outcomes in difficult jobs, legal proceedings, financial stress, parenting challenges, global fears, and in any of a number of hard providences—though we may not yet see and fig leaves, grape buds, olive blooms, or baby calves, grant us a centering inner joy—knowing the gospel is true, we are your beloved children, and you are in complete control of all things. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus trustworthy name.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:17-18

(via Heavenward)

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2 thoughts on “Uncertain Outcomes

    • Marie-Eve Préaux says:

      Thank you Virginia! Though I must admit I didn’t write that prayer, or very few of the ones I collect on my prayer blog. As the “About” page states, “This will be my treasure chest, where I will store pearls of wisdom, words of praise, and generally every inspiring prayers I will come upon or write for myself. Feel free to explore and take all you want!” I fear I am not yet able to write very good prayers for myself, I therefore find solace in other people’s words… 🙂

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