I cried and cried. We didn’t tell anyone but the Lord. I spent time talking to God about what he had asked us to do. He wanted us to move to a new city where we didn’t know anyone, make sacrifices and yet here we were in this situation. I remember being brutally honest with the Lord in my prayer time.
Praying the Psalms- Psalm 20 A Psalm of Assurance and Rescue
Before we begin to pray this encouraging Psalm, let's take a few minutes to look at some heart-swelling truths to focus our minds on Christ during trouble. In verse 1 in the NKJV, David pens, "May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;" If you read this passage and see the phrase "day of trouble," you may think that it is referring to one great big, terrible day, like a natural disaster. But, in the original language, this word day can mean a time period, which could even be a year, or a long period of time. You may be walking through a difficult trial without end in sight. During this wilderness, the promises in Psalm 20 about the character of God and his heart towards his people apply to you through your entire difficult journey. The NASB does a vivid job translating verse one in this way, "May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high." The Hebrew literally means that the believer is, "elevated so unassailably safe, beyond the reach of attackers; (figuratively) to enjoy maximum safety and security because inaccessible, i.e. removed from danger when the approach is (literally) too steep o climb; unassailable stronghold, lofty refuge." (Discovery Bible Software.)
21 Days of Fasting and Prayer – Day 10
Are we there, yet?! This is what my kids say when we are in the car taking an all day trip across the country to visit family. We know our destination will be delightful, but the wait in the car can be brutal. This world is not our home. We have a delightful destination beyond …
11th Day of Christmas Prayer Challenge~ The Promise of peace!
Every time I get to this phase of Christmas I am so surprised at how my optimistic planning is looking a bit lackluster. I am breaking all kinds of promises to myself about what I would and wouldn't do this year. I have a smile on my face and my heart, though. I can't lie …
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