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Life Won’t Be Problem-Free

May 7, 2020

Read Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”

 
Reflect

How has God helped you during times of trouble? (Please explain.)

Isn’t it amazing that the problem doesn’t have to go away for us to experience this peace? Yes, we want it to be resolved; but as soon as it is, another one will take its place. Though we aren’t promised a problem-free life, we can trust this promise from God: He will give us the power and peace to live abundantly—even in the midst of adversity.

Pray with others. There’s nothing better than to join hearts and hands in prayer with other believers about the things that we are most worried about. God didn’t mean for us to be like the Lone Ranger, tackling problems alone. When the battle is fierce or long, we naturally get discouraged and need other friends in Christ to pray with us—and they will need us to lift them up for their concerns, too. Even the great leader Moses needed Aaron and Hur to support him and hold his arms up in prayer as he interceded for the Israelites when they were in battle against the Amalekites (see Exodus 17). You and I need prayer partners, a group to pray with, or sometimes a whole network of prayer or church-wide intercession in a crisis time. Whether you’re young or old, a Mary or a Martha, a man or woman—God is calling all of us to pray about our families’ lives and what’s going on in the nation and world.

Let prayer become a way of life. The “practice these things” part of the Philippians passage can remind us to pray about the small worries and the larger burdens every day. Prayer opens the door to the One who can save us from our fears and redeem our situation. As you pray consistently, you’ll learn that giving your concerns and burdens to God will become as natural as breathing.

 
Pray

Lord, help me during the tough times. Please give me peace and hope. Amen.


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a year ago
God lelp me in the time of trouble? Because God is near , he is right be side, I just talk to him.
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a year ago
Thank you Lord because in the midst of my tribulaciones you do not abandone me. You're there, even through I can't see you.
Thank you for the body of Christ, Your church and because we can intercede for each other and strengthen ourseleves in Christ Jesús.
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a year ago
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE I REQUEST THE POWER WITHIN YOUR WILL FOR MYCLIFE & ALSO FOR ALL MY FAMILY IN YOUR WILL FOR THIS LIFE; I CRY FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL HEALING ;THANKYOUJESUS!@your child & all my family;Virginia r. gomez garcia who needs you 24/7;etc🔥
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a year ago
Father thank you for giving me a channel through Jesus my savior to pray to you! In Jesus name I pray Amen 🙏✝️🇺🇸
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a year ago
Amen, Amen!

As I read and meditate on today's devotional my heart kept on singing:

" What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer".

Proverbs 18v10 encourages my heart and strengthens my faith. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe".

Lord, "my Hallelujah's belong to You".
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