But you, Sovereign Lord, help me for your name’s sake; out of the goodness of your love, deliver me. (Ps. 109:21)
During my time as an administrative assistant, I saw many requests for endorsements come across my boss’s desk. His signature carried a lot of weight, and he was happy to give it to qualified individuals. On one occasion, an individual prepared a letter rather than wait for my boss to write it. This person needed to expedite the process and figured he would speed things up. The letter’s content was acceptable, however, the spacing and formatting were not professional in appearance. My boss refused to sign the letter and said that the letter needed to be retyped.
The young man, hoping to leave with the letter signed, said that the formatting was “not a big deal” and asked my boss to sign the letter anyway. The boss responded, “It may not be a big deal to you, but it matters to me because my signature is going on it.” My boss understood that his endorsement was not only about the young man but that it involved my boss’s reputation as well.
When we go before our heavenly Father, asking for anything, we need to take his character into account. He loves us dearly; however, it is because of who God is that we can rely on him. You can trust in the name of the Lord and the goodness of his love. God’s goodness is about him.
Bring your requests to God because he is faithful.
Angela Golden Bryan is a graduate of Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. Her top spiritual gifts are encouragement, service, and compassion. She and her husband live in South Florida and enjoy visits from their two adult children.
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