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Prayer Journal: Day 217

Day 217

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. – Jeremiah 31:3 KJV

The Lord’s love for us lasts forever. He will never get tired of loving us. He will never be too busy to hear our prayers. 

Our God is kind. He made us good. When we find ourselves wondering how we will handle all the changes in our lives, we can simply stop and remember that we can always trust Him.

Transitions can feel uncertain. When we move to a different state, the roads are unfamiliar, but God always knows where He is going. He is never unsure where He is leading us. His GPS never has to recalculate, because He is always on track. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and makes sure we won’t get lost. He is the way, the truth, and the life. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 163

Day 163

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7 NIV 

God molds us like clay. We are slowly becoming more like Him as we learn to rely on Him and surrender to the treasure of salvation. He doesn’t ask us to take on more than we can bear. 

God’s power surpasses any force that we can imagine. His love for us is immeasurable. 

When we try to rely on our own power, we often fall. The Lord can pick us up. We can trust that He will always be there to protect us and our loved ones. 

As time passes, things and people change. Change is good. When we allow our minds to be transformed by the Lord, we develop a new perspective. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 157

Day 157

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31 NIV 

Jesus loves us more than life itself. He is on our side. He is for us.

When life seems uncertain, one thing is for sure: Jesus loves us and saved us. We can be grateful for His sacrifice. He is here to help us.

When we are tired, He is there. When we are sad, He is there. We are never alone. When we are afraid, He gives us courage. 

The Lord wants good things for those who love and trust Him. We don’t have to rely on couches, mentors, and marketers for wisdom, because wisdom comes ultimately from God. We can tune into His voice. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 154

Day 154

The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will give thanks to Him in song. – Psalm 28:7 NIV

When the Lord gives us strength, we can overcome the hardships that life throws at us. His strength acts like a shield to protect us from harm.

When bad things happen, such as illness, we can better appreciate our health when the Lord restores us.

When we trust Him with all our heart, mind, and spirit, we can find joy in the works that He has helped us to accomplish. All good things come from the Lord.

When He restores us to good health, doesn’t that make us feel like singing? Our Lord is worthy of praise. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 151

Day 151

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. – Matthew 28:19-20 NIV 

Jesus doesn’t ask us to sit at home and do nothing. He wants us to go and spread the good news to the nations about salvation, in whatever way we can.

Baptism is a commitment to our Eternal Father, to abide by His commandments and to trust that when the Holy Spirit speaks to us–in that still, quiet voice–we must listen. 

His words are powerful. We never know how we can make a difference in the lives of other people. 

Jesus being in us means that we are changing for the better. Jesus is the promise of a happy ending. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 150

Day 150

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. – John 14:1 NIV 

We can trust in Jesus. He is preparing a place for us in Heaven. The things of Earth can be troubling. There is sickness and death. We don’t always feel safe leaving our houses during the pandemic. 

The Lord knows what we are going through, and He will give us strength to overcome our challenges. He can keep us safe.

When the world seems cold and dark, He is with us. He comforts and protects us. When we devote our lives to Him, our thoughts change. He can transform our thoughts. 

When things seem hard, we can whisper a prayer, and Jesus will help us. Our Lord makes no mistakes. His will for us is perfect. We can trust that He will lead us to the way everlasting. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 146

Day 146

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13 KJV

We search for answers. We often want to know what is going to happen to us next, yet we have little control of the future sometimes. God is in control. We can trust Him with all our plans.

When we seek the Lord in prayer, He reassures us. He strengthens us. He tells us not to be afraid. He is with us at all times. We are never alone because He is always watching over us. We are not isolated, because He is with us.

Our Lord knows that we are prone to worry, yet He gives us opportunities to see His face and praise His name. He knows our hearts. 

Each day He provides us with tiny miracles. God gives us many gifts and abilities. We can focus on being thankful for what we have instead of worrying about what we do not have. He always provides for us. Our Heavenly Father gives good gifts to His children, and He never forgets about us! Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 145

Day 145

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever. – Psalm 52:8 KJV

When we know that change is coming, it’s all the more important to trust in God. He is a merciful God. He won’t bring upon us changes that are too much. He always has the best in mind for us. He knows which transitions that we will face, and He gives us the strength to face them.

He does not make us endure hardships forever. 

Trusting God may mean letting go of worry, of over-planning, and of trying to control outcomes. Ultimately, God is in control. He already knows the results.

He has already won the race. When we focus on His power instead of our problems, we can have peace. Amen.

Prayer Journal: Day 142

Day 142

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth. It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. – Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV 

God’s plans pan out. When He says something–commands it–it happens. 

Our thoughts and plans don’t always match God’s purpose for us, and if we trust Him, He will redirect us back so that we align with the divine purpose He has for us.

The process of relinquishing control of our plans to God is sometimes frustrating. His timing is not our timing. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He can make decisions clearly and confidently. We can trust Him to lead us. Amen. 

Prayer Journal: Day 140

Day 140

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. – 2 Corinthians 4:17 NIV 

I sometimes wonder if God gets tired of hearing about my troubles. I don’t mean to complain, but at times, I ask Him for a lot.

It’s a good thing that our God is patient, and He is capable of solving all our problems. Nothing is impossible for God. No challenge is too difficult for Him. We can trust that He has all the answers. 

When we entrust Him with our time, money, and plans, we know that we have invested wisely. God never lets us down. He does, from time to time, show us what we really should want, because it is better than what we had imagined. He can see the big picture. Our God loves us and saved us. Amen. 

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