“The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. You will not despise a broken and humbled heart, God.” Ps. 51:17
Have you ever felt an urgency to lay face down on the ground and present your petition to God the Father? It is a need so great that it is there you can only find relief and peace.
Over the years, I have prayed prayers of blessing, protection, and healing over my family, friends, and myself. There were many times God felt distant. My prayers became more urgent until I was weary and confused by what I thought was God’s inattention to my request.
It is during those desperate times that my Heavenly Father almost seems to push my stubborn spirit to my knees and face down before him. It is in those moments of total despair that I become humbled before the Creator of the Universe. No longer am I praying empty prayers. Instead, my heart is broken and my pleas are filled with tears.
As I am face down before the Lord, I envision myself in his throne room. It is just the two of us. I am curled up in the Lord’s lap. With tears streaming down my face, I rest my head upon his chest. I listen to his beating heart and hear my Father’s soft, tender voice whisper, “Be still my child. I am God.”
The world in which we live is falling apart before our very eyes. Around me are so many sick people who need healing. Our nation is making decision of when life begins and ends (only God knows our days). People are lost and need a Savior. This list goes on and on and my heart is broken.
Today is one of those days in which I feel the need to fall to my knees and let God still my heart and bring peace to my soul. What about you?