When we are in a difficult time – in trial and outside of our comfort zone with life situations – how do we get to that point where we can actually serve, bless and help protect our loved ones at our side?
Some prayer suggestions. Pray that the Lord would…
– move us away from dwelling on ourselves, our situation and our comfort
– moves us away from thinking of escape and from being discontented or having a complaining spirit
– move us away from thinking that we deserve better and easier times
– move us to realize that our time in trial is a corrective measure whereby our great loving Triune God has us there for our better good
– remind us of our great privileges we have as His Children and to appreciate that His great promises are actively at work in and through us in that difficult time…
Rom 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[h] for those who are called according to His purpose.
Jer 29:11 for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
With all those prayers we get up and with resolve – with the confidence of the Lord at work in and through us – we commit to think, act and speak consistent with what we just prayed. All the while while doing this we were in the process of taking up the Armor of God for ourselves in the Lord’s Power. Now, properly fitted and protected ourselves, we look towards our saved loved ones and we link our shields with theirs and encourage them. We pray with them. We share God’s Word with them. We celebrate our salvation with them. For that day, we strive in the Lord’s [power to serve and love the Lord by serving and loving others. We count our many blessings together with them. We together thank and praise the Lord for where He has us and where He is taking us.
have a great day my friends – even if you are in the midst of a trial.