Lord, I'm feeling
far from you.
Yet, in a sense, that matters very little.
What matters? Your promises,
your gracious power
and my trust,
I can do nothing without you.
My plans can sound great,
but result in nothing of value
to you or your people.
Forgive me for trusting in my plans,
For believing in my own cleverness,
For thinking fruitfulness and fulfillment
were in a method
instead of in a person: You.
Open my ears to hear your ways for me.
Steel my will to obey you.
Purify and renew my mind to serve you.
Yours, yours are the kingdom,
and the glory forever.
"Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"
--Psalm 46:10, ESV