Thank you, Lord, for your reminder that during difficulties I most effectively bear witness. From the Company of Prayer
"Take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children, and your children's children. " -- Deuteronomy 4:9
My life over the last few weeks has been full of difficulty. Through the deep waters of struggle and uncertainty, what I have noticed, is how God is using me to touch others with His love and peace.
Over the years, even though I dislike hardship, what I have experienced is God's faithfulness, and closeness during the struggles of life. I have also been aware lately that this is when my witness of what Christ has done for me has been the most evident.
If you are experiencing a hardship in your life, I encourage you to keep your eyes focused on Christ, He will not leave you or forsake you. God is faithful and always with you. And through the craziness of the struggle God will use you when your focus is on Christ to bring hope to others who are trying to make sense through the "why's" of life.
Psalm 32:7 (ESV) You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance.
Jesus thank you for all that you have done on the cross and for the power of your resurrection. You have given to us the same power through Your Holy Spirit.
Many struggle in this world, often alone. Jesus be with those who are broken today, encourage them and give them hope. You are our hiding place and our hope in this world full of hardship.
Thank you for being our deliverer and redeemer. Keep our eyes focused on You and grant to us eyes to see and ears to hear what You are saying to us today. In Your name Jesus I pray. Amen.
"Have you heard the good news?
The risen Christ has come among us;
He is risen from the dead and has brought us new life.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, do not be afraid,
He casts out fear, clams our doubts, dispels our confusion,
He comes with infinite love and compassion,
he is the way the truth, and the life,
He opens a doorway to God’s resurrection world,
and calls us to new life in God’s everlasting love."
By Christine Sine
Love to all who read this...robin