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A Prayer for Hope Secured – Your Every day Prayer – February 21

A Prayer for Hope Secured – Your Every day Prayer – February 21


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A Prayer for Hope Secured
By Laura Bailey

“However as for me, how good it’s to be close to God! I’ve made the Sovereign LORD my shelter, and I’ll inform everybody concerning the fantastic belongings you do.” – Psalm 73:28 NLT

Have you ever ever taken a religious items evaluation? The primary time I took considered one of these assessments, I used to be about to graduate highschool. Our Sunday Faculty trainer inspired us to make use of the distinctive items and skills the Lord blessed us with as we went off to varsity and into the world. As a know-it-all teenager, I confidently whispered to my gal pal I didn’t must take this take a look at; trying on the checklist of giftings, I knew which of them I had. And, whereas I used to be correct on my gifting strengths, the areas the place I scored the bottom got here as a shock.

How did religion rank as considered one of my lowest giftings? I’d grown up in church, accepted Christ as a younger little one, and was lively in our youth group, studying my Bible and main small teams. This take a look at was mistaken. In actuality, these assessments needs to be held with an open hand. They’re pointers, not particular solutions to how the Lord has created us. Nevertheless, they are often priceless instruments to open our eyes to areas we have to enhance or give extra consideration to fostering. And the onerous fact was that I did battle with my religion.

I’m a results-driven sort of lady, and after I don’t see issues taking place, life transferring ahead, or tangible enhancements, I have a tendency to surrender. I wrestle with God, asking Him to indicate me the place He’s working. My religion is shaky at finest in occasions of uncertainty and nearly non-existent after I can’t see God at work. My lack of religion shortly turns into hopelessness and, finally, if I keep there lengthy sufficient, despair.

Within the ebook of Psalms, we discover a man named Asaph, a temple chief who was having points with a wavering religion and waning hope in God’s plan (Psalm 73). Asaph was trustworthy, dwelling a righteous life, however issues weren’t going all that nice for him. In the meantime, the individuals round him–who overtly rejected God– have been affluent of their lives (outwardly, not less than). We see Asaph presenting his complaints earlier than the Lord within the first few verses of Psalm 73, however then we see a shift. As an alternative of trying round him, he began trying up, and as he started to attract close to to God, his religion renewed and hope restored. And that very same consolation and hope is offered to us, too!

We learn in Psalm 73:26-28 that being within the presence of God renews our religion and restores our souls:

“My flesh and my coronary heart might fail, however God is the power of my coronary heart and my portion ceaselessly. Those that are removed from you’ll perish; you destroy all who’re untrue to you. However as for me, it’s good to be close to God. I’ve made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I’ll inform of all of your deeds.”

Pal, I do not know precisely what you’re going by means of proper now, however I do know that God sees you, and even when it seems like He has checked out, I can guarantee you He’s there with you. And right here’s the opposite excellent news: even when, like me, religion doesn’t come naturally to you, we are able to ask God to assist us in our unbelief (Mark 9:24).

Let’s pray:

Heavenly Father, we come earlier than you in reverent worship. You alone are worthy of our reward and adoration. Forgive us after we doubt and query you; we’re grateful you’re a God of grace and mercy. Assist us to name out to you in our unbelief. When our religion is wavering and our hope dwindling, give us power to battle the great battle and end the race set earlier than us.

We thanks for the reward of neighborhood; assist us to hunt counsel and prayer from our brothers and sisters in Christ after we really feel our religion is particularly susceptible. We ask that you just information us as we search for methods to strengthen others, construct up each other, and bond with each other. We love you, Lord.

In Jesus’ Identify, Amen,

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Laura Bailey headshotLaura Bailey is a Bible trainer who challenges and encourages girls to dive deep within the Scriptures, shift from an earthly to an everlasting mindset, and filter life by means of the lens of God’s Phrase.  She is the creator of Past the Noise, and loves any alternative to talk and educate girls of all ages. She is a spouse and momma to a few younger ladies. Join along with her on her web site,  www.LauraRBailey.com, Fb and Instagram.

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