You have brought us in safety to this new day, and we are grateful. We praise you for giving to us life and breath, as You make the sun rise on this new day.
We have put our feet out of bed and onto the floor, the same floor that was there when we lay down. But it is You alone who is constant, a firm foundation, a shelter in the storm.
When life begins to change today, you remind us that You have not, you are “the same yesterday and today and forever” (Heb 13:8).
You are steadfast and trustworthy, in the moments we have to tell our kids about what will change in school, or that their activities are canceled. When we ache to see their hurt and frustration, as we grieve with them.
There is a fear that rises up because we don’t know how to lead them through this.
We become indignant with restriction, railing against what we are being told to do.
But you are there. You have not gone away.
Have we trusted so long in our routines and the security of our world that we have forgotten what it means to depend on you?
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Ps 62:8).
You O Lord will be our hiding place, You will be our shield. You are “our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea” (Ps 46:1-2).
As we pour out our hearts before you, open our eyes to see the truth of your Word, bring to our minds today the gospel truth of a fallen world, a great rescue and an everlasting hope.
Help us Spirit, to “hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful” (Heb 10:23). Lead us to rest in your faithfulness, the constance of Your love and Your grace to us this day.
And as the great multitude proclaims "like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, 'Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns" (Rev 19:6).