Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Prayer requests

Remember being in school, and facing a problem that you just could not solve?

Maybe it was in math.

Maybe it was English. Diagramming sentences, right?

Maybe it was algebra.

Try as you might, no matter how long you stared at it, you just couldn't solve it.

We have those feelings in our lives today, no? Are we staring at a problem that we can't solve? Can't figure out a solution, no matter how hard we try? Our struggles just bring more stress, and more depression?

It's OK. You can give up now. No, I really mean it!

It's time to give up, let go, and let God.

Our Savior knows all about the problem. He also knows the answer. And (and this is the important part) He is strong enough to make the solution happen!

A dear lady who was like a mother to me said these were her life verses:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
These verses are some that I've clung to, when I've faced problems that I absolutely could not solve:
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. (Psalm 46:1-3)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (II Corinthians 12:9)
I know that we've talked about this before, but I can't escape the feeling that the Spirit wants me to post this today. Perhaps someone reading this is bowed under a problem and needs to hear this. He delights in the requests of His children. He loves to show us His strength, His mercy, and His compassion. He will truly care about your request, and He will show you a way to solve that problem.

Let us know if we can pray with you today. He will hear, and He will work in our lives. And let's not forget to praise Him when the problem is solved!

1 comment:

Katie Isabella said...

Please...for the families in Gatlinburg who are evacuated because of fires surrounding and through town. And for all the animals at Ripley's Aquarium who were left behind in the evac. .