Sometimes we expect something from someone that only God can give. This is unfair to you, as well as the person to whom you placed this unrealistic expectation upon. When this happens we often feel disappointed, frustrated, and angry at the person (who may not even be aware of what we are expecting from them) . Let’s commit to asking God for what we want and need, and when we do– let’s trust Him to provide and work it out through whomever and however He pleases.
In case you are short on time, here are some quick prayers that you can pray to get you through your day.
A Prayer for Direction:
God, please prepare my heart for your Purpose!
A Prayer For Order:
Father, I commit my plans to You today! Please order my steps and stops.
A Prayer for Connection:
Lord, I will pray without ceasing–seeking You in every situation.
A Prayer for Surrender:
God, may your will be done in all of today’s circumstances.
A Prayer for Strength:
Father, give me your overcoming strength for the overwhelming moments ahead.
A Prayer for Praise:
God, I praise You for what You’ve done and are about to do!
Sometimes a simple prayer will do, it doesn’t replace setting time aside for God but they do help us with getting through life hurdles when we are in a crisis.
Fear will keep you stuck and will have you living an unfulfilled life. God did not give us the spirit of fear, instead He gave us the spirit of love and power. If we want to accomplish the will of God in our lives, we need to understand the nature of fear and not be ruled by it. You see, fear clouds our thinking, torments us emotionally, as well as may contribute to analysis paralysis. We all may have fearful moments, but once you have prayed about a situation and have peace in your heart about your decision even though you may not have figured it all out yet; I challenge you to do it afraid.
Have you finished your Christmas Shopping? Well, may I ask that you consider giving Christ something this year? Give Him your cares, your worries, and all of troubles. You see, no one else would want them anyway! But Jesus is glad to bear them and when you place all of your concerns in His hands, it shows that you trust Him to handle it all!
Don’t waste time and energy living under guilt and condemnation. Every time a negative, condemning thought comes to your mind, remind yourself that God loves you no matter what!
In times of uncertainty such as living in this pandemic and not knowing what our future looks life or what will define our “new normal” we may swing like a pendulum and go back and forth between faith and doubt. In order to help us grow in faith it is important to trust God and His wisdom and reflect on God’s faithfulness based on the scriptures as well as in your own personal experiences. We can stabilize our faith by choosing to trust God rather than our circumstances. Our perspective of what’s going on in life and in the world is limited and unreliable. The bible tells us that the Lord our God is faithful, He will see you through each and every situation in His own timing.
Everyday is a day of thanksgiving! Continue to show love to your loved ones while they are here to receive it! Give them their flowers while they are here to smell them! Tell them that you love them as often as you can because you never know when it will be the last time.
Feelings may come and go, but God is always with you. Regardless of the circumstances, the power of God is always greater than the problems that you face. When you feel alone or overwhelmed, focus on God and draw strength from Him. You see, nothing is too hard for God and all things are possible through Him (Ephesians 6:10).
No matter what you’re facing today, know that God can heal you and no matter what you been through, God can restore you. You will always have a reason to hope, if you place your faith in Him.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13 NIV).
Take care and Be Blessed!
Do you wish to get well? Do you really want your situation to get better? The reason why I ask is that sometimes we cling to the very things that paralyze us. Things such as our negative attitudes, old hurts, bad habits and behaviors, or fear itself which keeps us stuck rather than set us free. It is important to ponder and ask ourselves these questions so that we can recognize the excuses that have been blocking our way —-w-a-y too long and finally move past them!
Take care and be blessed!