Prayer to Trust With Longsuffering

“You are always and dearly loved by God! So robe yourself with virtues of God, since you have been divinely chosen to be holy. Be merciful as you endeavor to understand others, and be compassionate, showing kindness toward all. Be gentle and humble, unoffendable in your patience [longsuffering] with others.” ~ Colossians 3:12, TPT

“Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
    or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.” ~ Isaiah 40:27-31, MSG

How Do I Trust With Longsuffering?

Lord, You are my light and my salvation. Your mercy is everlasting and Your truth endures to all generations. I trust You — I really do. I’m learning to trust with longsuffering, but honestly, I feel a tantrum brewing.

I’m growing impatient.

I’m overwhelmed, Lord. I’m tired. I’m sad. My focus in all wrong.

 When my painful trust with longsuffering falls short, You remain.

I know not to take my eyes off You — I know this! When I don’t guard my focus, I quickly see only my difficult circumstances and I begin to sink into the miry clay. My spirit -man slips into the shadows of brokenness and my trust with longsuffering is dampened.

I lose my contentment, Lord! My feet want to stomp, my lips want to pout instead of praise. I’m like a toddler unleashed in a full-blown tantrum — those emotions too complicated to express and control.

Thank You for being big enough and good enough to handle my tantrums. I know they are not pretty. I’m sure they are not pleasing to You and, instead of a sweet aroma, I imagine they stink.

Yet You love me anyway.

And once the outburst is over, You always comfort me with Your abiding presence and restore my peace.

God’s Love Remains

You are longsuffering with me, even when I am not longsuffering with You. When my painful trust with longsuffering falls short, You remain.

I don’t deserve such great love and yet You lavish it on me anyway. You are so good to me, so faithful and kind. I adore You, Lord.

In the Name of Jesus I pray,

Amen — let it be so


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