Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday Words of Encouragement

Philippians 4:6-7 ~ "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. " 

Prayer is so important in the life of a believer, yet, so often it is the thing that we use as a last resort.  We'll talk to our spouse, our friends, our neighbors, or our therapists but we don't bring our concerns to the Lord!  He is the only one who can work in the midst of the situation, but we act as if He has no power at all.  

There are roughly 400 references to the words, "prayer" or "pray" in the Bible so obviously it's  something of importance.  I love these verses in Philippians because as we pray, we will gain peace in the midst of the situation.  And it is a peace which is beyond understanding.  I don't know about you, but I love that peaceful feeling of putting something in God's hands and letting Him handle it!

My desire is to spend more time focused on prayer. So often the only avenue we have to work through an issue is to pray.  Pray for change.  Pray for peace in the midst of difficulties.  Pray for healing.  Pray for provision.  Pray for God to work.

How can I pray for you today?