Monday, December 2, 2013

31 Days of Prayer: More than a conqueror

When I saw this picture (above), I knew I needed to write about it and what better time than for my 31 Days of Prayer series?

Very often, speaking from my experience here, it's so easy to become wrapped up in our problems to the point where we do not see a reason for the struggles and want to quit. We may even complain to God, asking him the classic question known to mankind, "Why?" or "If there is a God then why is there so much pain and suffering in this world?" Or "I thought You were protecting me, Lord so why did you allow this traumatic event to happen to me?" We may turn on the television and see reports on the news about tsunamis and earthquakes and other natural disasters that claimed thousands of lives and be tempted to believe that we're all on our own here on Earth. It's about the survival of the fittest 
and we've got to look out for ourselves because God doesn't care.

Nothing, my dear friend, could be farther from the truth. We are NOT alone. God is REAL and He cares about you more than you'll ever know on this side of heaven.

When you feel discouraged and defeated, don't give up, LOOK UP. Look up to the One Lord and Sovereign Savior who loves you more than you can ever imagine. Take your problems not to the phone to tell a friend but to the THRONE of the Creator of the Universe (GOD) and leave it there, trusting Him to answer your prayers in powerful and wonderful ways.

"God may not come when you want Him to," my grandma often says, "But he's ALWAYS on TIME." Just because God doesn't answer your prayer immediately or within your time frame, does NOT mean that He isn't listening or working on a solution for you to manifest at the perfect time. Trust His timing. 

Truth be told, God loves you with all His divine heart. He'll NEVER leave you or forsake you and you can trust God to handle your problems and make a way out of no way for you because He can do ANYTHING BUT FAIL.

So next time you're "really going through" an ordeal in life, just turn it over to Jesus Christ. The best part about prayer is you can pray silently in your mind without ever uttering a word verbally and God will still hear and answer you.

Here's a model prayer for you to use if you'd like:
"Dear God, I know that this trial/temptation/situation is only temporary because I believe in You and I claim the victory! Lord if you will not change my situation, please change me! And Dear Lord, please give me the strength to make it through another day. Help me to have faith in You and trust You to see me through because I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ. Help me to remember, this battle is not mine, it's Yours and with You I can be victorious! In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen."

God bless you!

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