Sunday, May 22, 2016

A Prayer for When You Want to Quit

Dear Heavenly Father,
Life is hard…sometimes it’s the big stuff – death and grief, relationship struggles and conflict, financial problems and work issues, but others it’s the little, daily things – the things that never end – laundry, dishes, cleaning, things to address and work on as a wife and a mom. Today, I’m tempted to quit. I feel overwhelmed and unqualified, stressed and sometimes even a little crazy. I’m not sure I can keep pressing on.

Lord, that’s how I feel and I know feelings can lie, so now I ask You to fill me with your Spirit and guide me with Your Truth. Your Word equips and directs…lead me to passages You know I need. Your Spirit sustains…fill me with it, so I can press on. Your power is beyond comprehension…help me trust in it and depend on it, so through me You can do more than I can imagine. Your promises will be fulfilled…remind me of them and Elohim; help me believe so I can be who You created me to be.

Father when life overwhelms me help me keep my eyes on You, the author and perfecter of my faith. Circumstances may have caught me off guard, but you were not surprised and You know how You can use this, this hard stuff that seems impossible for my good and Your glory. Oh Lord, help me put my trust in You and confidently take shelter under Your wings.

Jehovah, help me be strong in You and mighty in Your power. May Your joy be my strength. In those moments, and there are many, when I feel weak remind that Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. Help me go in Your strength, so that I can do all You call me to and be a witness of the power You Lord possess.

In those moments when I struggle with the doubts and wrestle with the “I’m not good enoughs” help me remember that You take delight in me. This is never based on my performance, but because I am Your possession. May I never forget who I am and Who I belong too. With that Lord, help me remember it’s not my job to please people, but to obey You. I will never be able to do it all, but You are always present and never fail to provide. Help me be me so that You can be the Savior others need.

Lord, thank you for hearing my cry, redirecting my focus and tendering my heart. The next time I’m tempted to quit immediately remind me to run to You. Father, You alone have all I need and will provide the strength and resources to do all You call me too. Thank you for the work You’ve begun in me…I know You will be faithful to complete it. May I expect these hard times, embrace them, endure them and even learn to enjoy them knowing through them You are making me mature and complete. In Your Son’s Holy and Powerful Name I pray…Amen

1 comment:

Christine said...

Thank you,Jill. Every woman feels this at one time or another. Sometimes reading a prayer or a psalm breaks down the walls of our overwhelmed hearts so we can run to our Father's loving arms. This was the case for me today. Christine Scott
"From the ends of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy." Ps. 61:2-3