*Based on a study I did with God, in the 22nd Psalm | How we may react, when a problem attempts to keep us distant from the presence of God...and what we discover in the end, as we commune with God through it.
Oh Lord, how is it that I cry out in the midst of my despair and humble myself before You; but yet you seem so distant? Have I lost my first love? Have you become a God that once helped me; but now You no longer seem to care? How is it that I cry out to You...trusting and believing, with every word I speak; but yet my request has not been answered, from such a God, who is as powerful as You are?
I remember the time, during my moments of deep despair; where You spoke words of promise to me...a promise that said that You would never leave me or forsake me...a promise that all would be well. Even at that time, You stood on every promise You made to me...as You made known to me, the way that would lead me out of despair; but yet now You have become distant?
Is it that I have become too caught up in where I'm headed, rather than where You're leading me? Have I now let go of the moments, when You once saved me; to take hold of a problem, whose only aim is to make me forget about the power I once experienced through you?
I may not fully understand where You're leading me and I may not see anything but this darkness that surrounds me; but I will praise You and allow the moments we once shared, to once more keep me pressing on, until You have allowed the purpose to be served; for these difficult moments I now face...and as I praise You Lord, I'm not only sending You words of trust; but a heart that knows that You will once more stand on your promises of truth...and free me once more.
So now...I let go of every fiber of my being and every problem that is attempting to keep me distant from You; that Your holy name may be magnified and glorified; that these painful moments I now experience, may not be in vain; but be used in a way; that others may see You, as I now do!