Is My Life A Waste?
Lord, Jesus, I cry out to you, with the feeling my life has been a waste. The church and Christianity have turned out very different than I was led to believe, or dreamed about on my own. Serving in the church is so different than what they taught at Bible College. I wasn’t expecting to be attacked. I wasn’t expecting to be victimized by members. I sure wasn’t planning on being dumped half way through my career.
Why do I feel like such a failure? I know in your eyes I have always tried to serve faithfully and honestly. I know in your eyes, my heart is pure and I have done the best job I could with the gifts I have. I know you will never leave me or forsake me. Lord, thank you for being who you are and what you are, a God of love.
Take my life now Lord, what’s left of it, and use it more and more for the glory of your Kingdom. I am yours. If man rejects me, fine. It’s you, Lord, I want to please and serve. Thank you for laying out your plans for me, and allowing me to be a tool in your hands for the Kingdom’s sake. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lord. I love you, Jesus.
Praying the Scriptures . . .
. . . “surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28:20 NIV)
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. (Psa.119:28 NIV)
My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psa.62:1-2 NIV)
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matt.11:28-30 NIV)