Author of Life, because You “are with us; we will not be afraid” (Psalm 118:6). We’re here because there will always be questions on this side of heaven and we don’t have the answers. So pour out Your truth into the deserts of our hearts and speak into our history, speak into our now and speak into our future so that we can be smart enough to know that we do not ever need to sit comfortably in darkness. We need to keep moving forward past the valleys, obstacles and mazes of life, one step at a time, towards the eternal light of God.
We will always know what we have done. Good and bad, we release all of our past into Your hands as You wash away the burdens of our mistakes and our fears. Because of You, we can be a perpetual morning sunrise, always made new, filled with new possibilities in this story of life. Because of You, we know that each one of us matters to the One who created us.