Here’s a loose modern interpretation of a prayer found in the Bible. Do you know where?

I want so badly to be heard that I scream out loud when I pray! I yell out for the things I need from Him.

I gather up everything that is wrong with my world and dump it in a big pile in front of Him. All the turmoil in my life is put right there where He would have to trip over it.

God, you knew! When my heavy emotions threw all their weight on me and I was fainting just trying to walk, you saw my steps and the path.

There was hidden danger and evil that could trap me.
Look at who is coming at me! There is not a familiar, friendly face among them!

The places I thought were safe blew up in my face and there is no way out! I’ve come to the conclusion that no one really cares about how I feel or even if I live or die.

I yelled and called to You, Lord. I told You, “I believe that You are my only safe place to hide, my only real treasure in this life.”

Listen to my screams for help because I’ve reached rock bottom. I need You to protect me from those who are hurting me because they are more powerful than I am. I can’t win against them without You.

My life feels like it’s being lived out in a dungeon.

But… if I were released from that dungeon I could go on and on about how You delivered me. I don’t think I would ever stop thanking You. The people who really love You and follow You would gather around me and all of us would celebrate. We would all talk about how, over and over, You will bring good things into my life.

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