In the face of adversity, I turn to You, O Lord,
whose heart cares like no other and whose ear listens like no other.
You are always available and never to busy for me.
A cry out to You for help is never ignored.
In difficulties You discipline, strengthen and prepare me,
building my faith, I draw closer to You.
Though troubles come at me in all directions,
I am kept safe from harm.
Even if harm does come my way, I know You will save me,
and if I should lose my life, I know I am being ushered into Your presence.
Those who oppose the truth and what is right
bring many accusations against me,
hoping that Iíll doubt my salvation, my faith,
and my acceptance by You.
But You, Father, have full knowledge of both
the accusations and the truth along with the authority
and ability to handle any situation for me.
All who are innocent, leave justice with You.
The ungodly act in deceiving ways, watching in secret
those who mind their own business.
They make a loud noise like the roaring of the sea
calling that which is evil, good.
Their faces are set against those who love You, Father,
but I will not fret nor will I worry for You are right here with me
in my troubles and my suffering I reflect back
on Your track record in my life and I rest assured,
for Youíve never let me down.
I find courage in my hope and keep pressing forward
knowing the works of the ungodly only hold themselves back.
I am led to believe I am faced with this adversity because of my faith,
for You spoke of these times long ago.
I donít want to be misled, Father, so I ask,
is this adversity a form of discipline or is part of living in a sinful world?
Reveal the purpose of my being here and let Your truth shine forth.
I ask with patience in Jesusí name
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty,
Who was, and is, and is to come.
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