Give us Thy hand, dear Jesus. Grant us wisdom for courageous self-recovery, in Your strength. We know that proper exercise of our lame joints is like physical therapy. But, we don't want to cause our feeble knees to go out of joint again. Give us the boundaries of our habitation. We want to do what tends to the healing of our broken bones. Light the path of our every footfall. Keep us in the straight and right way, Good Shepherd. We give You praise. We are glad to know that You can use us just the way we are, weak, needy, feeble, broken, weary, frightened, anxious, full of sorrows and tempted to despair, in ourselves, and because of the way of the wicked in this fallen world. We lift our crutches to You and sing Your praises. Holy, holy, holy! Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lamb! Amen.
God is making wings for men's riches.
He is shaking their homes.
He is taking away all the visible defences of their lives.
He is proclaiming the uncertainty and instability of man's life.
So the only thing that will give us rest and peace
is to entrust everything to His sovereign will and pleasure.