In the past few weeks, I have been reading and reflecting on the book of Hosea. There are areas in my life that I may still need to align with your Word.
Yes, I’m a sinner.
I am forever grateful for your faithfulness, morning mercies, and forgiveness.
You did not destroy me when I was distant, rebellious or disobedient (Psalm 78:38). As I am wrapping up the study of Hosea, I realize how compassionate and loving you have been all of these years. You loved me unconditionally and still love on me today and will continue to love me even though I struggle with a sinful nature daily.
You always encourage me to press on once I confess and repent of my sins.
Yes, Lord, please forgive my sins and share your wisdom and direction. I want to discern how to proceed with today’s challenges and life happenings.
You are my only refuge, Lord and Savior.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude for everything you have done for us. You are our only Hope. Remind us that we need to maintain an eternal perspective every time we do get caught up in this world’s culture, on-going distractions, daily ‘rush’ and/or cultural ‘busyness’.
“Come, let us return to the Lord. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us. He will revive us after two days; He will raise us up on the third day, That we may live before Him. “So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3 NASB.
“The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your Faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him” Lamentations 3: 22-24 NASB.
In Jesus’ name, we bravely and boldly pray, Amen.