How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.
I will occasionally dwell on this psalm as an example of processing unanswered prayers, hard times, uncertainty, and general “non-joy.” Can we pray together that as we near the end of praying and asking the Lord for the Warehouse that we would always rejoice in His salvation and in the knowledge that He has dealt bountifully with us in His grace and love. We do not rely on outcomes and results for our joy, but in the assurance that our God loves us and keeps us in His grace by the power of His Spirit, made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus. If our faith is in this then nothing can stop us because we have no fear. Can we pray that God can do the impossible; that He can bring in $80,000 in less than a week if it is His will?