How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust,
And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. (Psalm 40:4)
Our heavenly Father, how grateful we are for Your Son, Jesus. Where would we be without Him? How could we operate our lives without firm confidence in Him? It is sweet to trust in Jesus, to take Him at His word. And we willingly do that, our Father. We release to You the pressures of the home and the office, the unexplained events that are mysterious to us at this moment, the mysteries that remain unsolved. We still trust You. For answers that we have not yet experienced, we trust You. To bring about the desires of our hearts which we are unable to do for ourselves, we trust You, Father.
We take You at Your word. What You have promised, You will fulfill. What You have written, You will keep. And You have made your Word known to us in our own tongue so that we can read it, not simply in black print on white pages but as truth to live by and, if necessary, to die for.
May our children remember us as parents who loved You—as parents who brought them up in a way that pleased You. Help our children to grow and learn to respect You, to have a deep and abiding trust in You, just as we have. How easily the church can become a greenhouse where growth seems normal and predictable, and yet it is far removed from the real world. Help us to bridge for our children what it means to live for Christ in a world that has long since lost its way.
It’s sweet to trust in Jesus, and we do so, Father, with all our hearts. In His great name. Amen.
See also Psalm 37:5; 56:3; Proverbs 3:5-6; Isaiah 12:2.