Today is a big day for my family. Not only is it a big day, it’s a day filled with all kinds of emotion: sadness, excitement, dread, fear, anticipation… You see, my sister, and her family are moving from Alabama to Oklahoma. Some of you might think that is not really a big deal, but to us, it’s a very big deal. Our family has always been super close. We spend a great deal of time together. We have been in ministry together for years. We live in close proximity to each other. We have worked secular jobs together. There has been a lot of togetherness. So, you see how this move would have an effect on us.
During my drive to work in the mornings, I usually have some prayer time with God. Today, in particular, was a tough day to pray but I knew I needed to. I know that God wants us to bring our prayers and petitions to Him. I know that, even though He knows what we need before we ask for it, He still desires to hear us ask Him. I know that God cares about every detail of my life. He cares about it all, the big things as well as every little thing. So, I prayed the only prayer I could at the moment:
God, I need You
God, I need You today
God, I need You tomorrow
God, I need You the day after that
God, I need You every day
God I need You
Now, I must trust Him. I must trust that His ways are higher than mine. I must trust that “Daddy knows best.” I must trust Him to strengthen and comfort me and my family during this time. I must trust Him that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I must trust in Him to take care of my family. I must trust Him that the best is yet to come. I must trust Him. That trust will be an everyday journey. I will have to choose over and over to trust, each and every day.
“Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and He helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
And with my song I praise Him.”
On a final note, here’s the song that ministered to me today, “Lord I Need You” by Matt Maher.