#40WordPrayer on CYNICISM
And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us;
it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.”
— Numbers 13:27
In the face of change, at words of hope, at stories of joy,
God, help me to not first respond with doubt.
Grant me wisdom to know what is good and true,
and strike from my heart that which doubts all promises of your hope.
Over time, it is easy to fall into a pattern of cynicism. People let us down, expectations are not fully met, and movements of hope seem not to take hold. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we are left disappointed.
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