Oh Lord, I’m sitting here thankful for the silence of this morning.
I am thankful for the words of this worship song that I can utter to you as my prayer this morning. Thank you for the words of “Forever Reign”. Thank you for the artist(s) that you had write these from their soul so that they could resonate with mine.
Oh Lord…”You are good. You are love. You are life. You are light when my darkness closes in. You are hope. You have covered all my sins. You are peace when my fear is crippling. You are true. You are joy. You are the reason I sing. You are life. In you death has lost its sting. Lord I’m running to your arms. The riches of love will always be enough, I hope.”
This is my prayer this morning. I pray that I would have the kind of faith that weathers any storm to come. I pray that whether my body becomes debilitated, whether my family is ripped away from me, whether I am thrown into the mess of the deepest, darkest financial hole, that you oh Lord would be who I run to and cling to. Oh Lord I want to always, always, always run to your arms. Oh how I hope and pray that I will always, always, always be assured that nothing compares to you and being with you. Lord my heart is heavy with grief for those tragedies of life I have seen and witnessed in lives around me lately. I pray that my faith in you is not dependent on the comforts and blessings of family, health and financial security. Lord I’m not asking you to test me or my faith. I’m just laying my heart before you and asking that you seal in my heart (in the deepest, deepest, deepest part of my soul) a real, lasting conviction that singing to your name and only your name is my ultimate objective and peace.
“Nothing compares to your embrace. Nothing. You are the Lord that creation proclaims. You are here. You make me whole. I’m running to your arms. I’m running to your arms. The riches of your love will always be enough. Nothing compares to your embrace. My heart will sing no other name- Jesus. My heart will sing no other name, that is my hope and prayer. My heart will sing no other name. My heart will sing no other name. Jesus. Oh I’m running to your arms. I’m running to your arms. The richest of your love will always be enough. Nothing compares to your embrace. I’m running to your arms.”