A Fed Up-With-Yourself Prayer

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“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!” Psalm 43:5 (NLT)

Lord, I hear you are great at giving another chance even long after we give up on ourselves. I am exhausted by my failures. I admit my desperate need for You. I bow to You and acknowledge that no one else offers what You do, Lord. There is no one else like You. I hear you make all things new. Make me new. I hear you break chains, Lord, break mine.

I am done with trying to fix myself. I crave everything You are in every place I lack it. Here is my heart with all its defects. With your grace, grace me. With Your special brand of love, love me. Touch my weakness with Your strength. Best of all, mercy me with pure mercy. Through the blood of Christ, and by your amazing grace, purge me once again of the poison of discouragement as I look to You.

I choose to hear the singing You rejoice over me with (Zephaniah 3:17) I will my heart to absorb the pleasure of your forgiveness (Romans 4:8). I believe on purpose that you have renewed my strength with your joy (Nehemiah 8:10). Thank you, Lord. Amen.

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Welcome to Encouragement Outpost! My name is Dr. Georgia Pointer, a Christian writer who loves encouraging people in their relationship with Christ. I am a survivor of childhood rape and molestation, bullying, and emotional abuse. Negative thought patterns plagued me for many years until I learned to allow Christ and His Word to encourage and transform those thoughts. This background provides me with a passion to offer the same encouragement to anyone, not just abuse survivors, with the light of biblical truth that shines against the darkness of negativity, lies of the enemy, and daily struggles in living for Christ. I am a seminary graduate with a Masters in Christian Education. I also recently received my doctorate in Christian Counseling with a specialty in Family and Substance Abuse counseling. I served on staff for six years as a counselor at Moriah House of the Memphis Union Mission. I love the Word of God! I love studying it, teaching it, and speaking in public about it any chance I get. This blog, which I post about once a week, is my venue to share insights I glean. So, I invite you to subscribe to receive my weekly posts in your email and to share these posts with anyone you think might be encouraged by them.

2 thoughts on “A Fed Up-With-Yourself Prayer

  1. Thank you Georgia for allowing yourself to be a vessel and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you to bless us. Much needed today.

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