Sometimes all you can do is pray

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Have you had that call like I had today? Good friends have contracted COVID-19 and then a family member is in hospital struggling to breathe with COPD. I couldn’t run to either place to help…but I could pray. Sometimes all you can do is pray. Ask in prayer, believe and trust!

James 4:2b – “You do not have because you do not ask.” 

Ask for His will, believe in what God says is yours, trust in His promises until youreceive allthat He has for you.

You make time for those you love. You make time for what you consider a priority. If Jesus Christ is the priority that we say He is in our lives, then why do we spend so little time with Him on a daily basis?

Think over your last day…your last week…your last month. What did you make time for? What you did tells you what you really feel strongly about.

Time is important to God and godly use of time should be important to the believer. How are we to live every day if we don’t consult Him to give us the wisdom and encouragement we need to carry on as well as godly direction and guidance in place of the world’s noise, confusion & disorganization?

Daily prayer becomes the opportunity to communicate to God our needs, and desires, asking, waiting and watching for His will to unfold – always beyond our expectations and always in His time frame.

Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

God wants us to consult Him about everything. Philippians 4:6 seems a direct encouragement to us: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. God proves to us that a willingness to pray, rather than worry, unleashes the Holy Spirit’s power to work in our lives.

Let Bible reading & prayer become your natural reaction when faced with a dilemma or a decision. Allow God to confirm direction for you and grant you peace amidst the turmoil.

He is our Shepherd. God can, God will, and God does do the impossible. 

Mark 10:27 – “Jesus looked at them (His disciples) and said, ‘With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.’”

Arletta, Saskatchewan


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