On a particularly difficult night, when pain and fear overwhelmed me, I wrote the following words as my expression of distress and trust as I called out to God in prayer.
How long must Your servant suffer?
Pain is my constant companion, sorrow overwhelms me
How long, O Lord, how long?
Day and night I cry out to You
Draw near to me, hold me close
May faith triumph over fear, for in You I put my trust
You alone are my hope, my place of refuge
In my distress, tears fill my eyes, my own strength fails me
Yet this I remember, You, Lord are faithful and good
I cling to Your unfailing love
For You have showered me with Your kindness
Though I wonder why, I will surrender to Your purposes
When I cannot see Your plan, I will hold to Your promises
Deliver me, Lord, hear my prayer as I call upon Your name
In confidence and trust I will wait upon You
Lord, lead me to a place of quiet rest, still the storm that rages within me
Be to me, my refuge, my assurance, my hope, my joy
For You are my God, my Deliverer and my Lord
To You I surrender my heart and soul, my life is in Your hands
In God, whose word I praise--in God I trust and am not afraid. (Psalm 56:3-4)