“This is what the Lord says—
Israel’s King and Redeemer, the Lord Almighty:
I am the first and I am the last;
apart from me there is no God.
Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it.
Let him declare and lay out before me
what has happened since I established my ancient people,
and what is yet to come—
yes, let them foretell what will come.
Do not tremble, do not be afraid.
Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago?
You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me?
No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” – Isaiah 44:6-8
Dear Heavenly Father,
I never am the first to any scene. You are everywhere and you are never surprised by what surprises me. You see everything in my life with perfect clarity and surround me with your being even when I feel all alone. Help me to see your presence with my soul especially when I am afraid and worried about things. I believe you will take care of my life and my loved ones and that all struggles and all good things come from your hands. You are God and there is no other. I don’t want to live as if it all depends on me. I like being your child and letting you be the father. Be my rock and my strength and give me the peace that comes from letting you drive.
Pastor Don Patterson
God is always near, always working and always anticipating everything for us.