where else would I go?

when You alone, O God, are Sovereign

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is Yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; You are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from You; You are the ruler of all things. In Your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11-12)

You alone, O God, are good

” ‘Why do you call Me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone.’ ” (Luke 18:19)

You alone, O God, are compassionate

“The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made.” (Psalm 145:8-9)

“The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.” (Psalm 116:5)

You alone, O God, truly hear me

“I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.” (Psalm 116:1-2)

You alone, O God, truly understand me

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15)

You alone, O God, truly know me

“O Lord, You have searched me and You know me. . . . Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, O Lord. . . . For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:1, 4 & 13)

You alone, O God, truly love me

“Surely He took up my infirmities and carried my sorrows, . . . He was pierced for my transgressions, He was crushed for my iniquities; the punishment that brought me peace was upon Him, and by His wounds I am healed.” (Isaiah 53:4-5)

You alone, O God, take pity on me

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; (on me) for He knows how we are (I am) formed, He remembers that we are (I am) dust.” (Psalm 103:13-14)

You alone, O God, have all wisdom

“To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His.” (Job 12:13)

You alone, O God, have all power

“Ah, Sovereign Lord, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You.” (Jeremiah 32:17)

You alone, O God, are able to heal me and to forgive me my sins

“Praise the Lord, O my soul; . . . who forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases,” (Psalm 103:1 & 3)

“This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions, for My own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” (Isaiah 43:1 & 25)

You alone, O God, are able to change hearts, to change my heart

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws.” (Ezekiel 36:26-27)

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10)

You alone, O God, are able to rescue me from my pit

“He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.” (Psalm 40:2-3)

You alone, O God, are able to restore me

“And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5:10)

You alone, O God, preside over all things

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” (Daniel 2:20-22)

You alone, O God, are able to raise the dead, like You did Lazarus and Jesus – so why would I ever go anywhere else but to You? Peter came to the same conclusion which we read about in John 6:68,

“Simon Peter replied, ‘Master, to whom shall we go? You alone have the words that give eternal life, and we believe them and know You are the holy Son of God.’ ”

where else would I go, Heavenly Father? You alone have the words of life –

You alone are able –

“You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to You. Hear my prayer, O Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. In the day of my trouble I will call to You, for You will answer me.” (Psalm 86:5-7)

sincerely, Grace Day

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