I came across a prayer written by American radio host and author Susie Larson today, and it really spoke to my heart.
“May God himself restore to you something you lost and never thought you would get back again. May he bring a sudden breakthrough on a long-awaited heart cry. May He heal a soul wound you never thought you would get over. May He pour out an abundance of joy and hope that makes you celebrate before the answer comes. And may thriving, rich faith mark your life in every way. You have access to the Most High God. May you live accordingly.”
I can relate to the frustration of trying to move through a traumatic past event. I remember believing the pain and heartache would have its hold on me forever. But God was faithful to me, and He did bring breakthrough. He did heal the wound. He did pour an abundance of joy and hope over me that caused me to celebrate before the answer came. And He blessed me with more and more faith as a result of what I’d been through. May we all know, as Larson prays, that we have access to the Most High God in every challenging or heart-wrenching moment we inhabit. May we know light in the darkness, joy and hope in the midst of pain, and ultimately choose to believe that no matter what happens, God is profoundly good. And He always will be.
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 NLT)