“The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.”1 Corinthians 1:18 NLT
Father, thank you for your powerful message and word. Thank you for sending your son to save me even though I am not worthy.
Your word gives me hope in these times of darkness, strength in my days of weakness and courage to persevere.
I pray for those who don’t believe, I pray for those who laugh at the truth and are headed toward destruction. That used to be me but you opened my eyes and poured your Spirit into me and I am forever grateful.
Forgive me when I forget this truth, forgive me when I have seasons of doubt or uncertainty, may your powerful word consume me and reveal your glory when I have taken my eyes off of you.
I look forward to eternal life but while I’m still here on this Earth may I praise and give glory to you always.
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I, too, have been meditating on the Lords promises in these dark times.
As I was praying this morning I wrote this..
As I sit here and pray, I cant help but have a heavy heart.
CHRISTmas is supposed to be the happiest, most joyous time of the year. Yet so many are hurting and experiencing such loss and pain. Rather than picking out Christmas presents, many families have the daunting task of picking out caskets and making funeral arrangements.
From the deadly rampage in San Bernardino that took so many innocent lives, to a dear brother and sister of ours trying to cope with their baby being called home to the Lord from her womb, to another brother and sister praying over their son who is back in a dreaded hospital bed awaiting answers and healing.
My heart aches for all us moms and dads who take our children to school and cry in the car and plead for the Lords protection over them throughout the day.
My heart aches for all these families. It makes me sad to read and hear of all the devastation that people are facing. It makes me sad to know that such evil is out there.
But in the midst of all this…I’m reminded in God’s word that He is in control. (“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21)
I’m reminded that even in the midst of all this chaos and pain, He is there. He hasn’t, nor will He ever, leave us. (“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6).
Although we may not be able to put back the pieces of the broken hearts, we have a God that can. We have a God that can heal their hearts. (“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 47:3).
So even though our nation is facing such horrible tragedy, and my heart is broken, I will pray. I will pray for the Lords healing and restoration. I will pray for the Lord to bring comfort and peace to all those affected by these tragedies. I will pray for the Lords protection over our families. And most of all I will pray for all those lost souls out there who have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
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That was so beautifully said, I love seeing the Lord at work. It would be so easy for you to get beaten down with all that’s going on around you but instead you hold onto his promises – true picture of Faith! Thank you for sharing and keep that light shining, it sounds like there are many around you who need it. ✨