Don’t quit before the miracle happens—AA Slogan
You know my troubles like no other,
And You understand my adversities.
You know that sometimes I become
So fearful my skin grows cold,
And it feels like I can hardly breathe.
My countenance shrinks and I feel helpless.
I’m afraid of so many things.
I’m afraid of people and of being alone,
Of never experiencing happiness again,
Of not having enough income to survive.
Father, it seems like the list never ends,
And I lack the power and strength to move forward.
I need You now—more than ever.
Help me. Be my strength, when I am weak.
Be my fortress, when my life crumbles around me.
You know I can’t rely on anybody but You.
At times I’m fearful that You don’t really care—
That You are not interested in helping me.
I want to be strong and confident,
But I am not, and I know that I’m not.
I acknowledge this as a shortcoming.
Give me Your strength and Your confidence.
Help me put one foot in front of the other—one day at a time.
I have nothing to sustain me but my trust in You,
Which I admit is tenuous and often very fragile,
For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin. But my enemies are vigorous and strong; and many are those who hate me wrongfully, and those who repay evil for good. Do not forsake me, O Lord, O my God, do not be far from me! Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation. (Psalm 38:17-22)