In you, our fathers, put their trust, they trusted you and you delivered them. They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.
Psalm 22:22-24 (Message)
Here's the story I'll tell my friends when they come to worship, and punctuate it with Hallelujahs: Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshippers; give glory, you sons of Jacob; adore him, you daughters of Israel. He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do His own thing; he has been right there listening.
Something I wrote to God today; I call it something because I don't know what to call it.
"Oh God, I know you hear my plea
I shout to you Lord, Rescue me
Your heart must hurt as I hurt for my pain
Yet the excitement and joy I know you must gain
Looking into my future, seeing what you see,
How you will constantly provide for me
Much more than my heart can even believe
You are my shepherd in times of need
You are my rock that carries me
You are my strength when I am weak
So I will praise you with my life
Yes, I will praise you for I know you will provide
You see the big picture, the canvas of my story
In the eyes of a painter who paints for your glory
How you want to make my life the most beautiful work of art
All that is left, is for me to do my part
The rest lies in what I choose to do each day
Do I trust, surrender, and live my life to say
Lord, I am yours, help me to daily die
And not doubt or scream to you, "Why"
My heart seeks to praise you
Prostrate I pray
I cannot do this without you
I need you today."