“The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:5-11
Lord, let these hindrances not be of abandon, but of reminders of what You can do for me - through me. Allow me to trust in You through the hindrances, and allow me to face the truth of the after. Give me a quiet heart, one that only seeks you, one that does not stray, one that forever trusts You. Hold me in the quiet and allow me to find rest in Your will. “My portion” is for my eternal good, assigned by You. I accept, my portion is enough, these hindrances are not for nothing, for “You assigned my portion and my cup.”
Pain and pleasure - toil and peace - Your heart is kind - and You are for me.