Isaiah 26:3 (NASB) “The steadfast of mind You [Lord God] will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.”
Life is full of challenges. We hear and see them all around us…
There’s not enough time to get it all done. Between work and the kids’ sports and music and church activities and all the cooking and cleaning, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. There’s no time for me, no time to just sit and relax. Life is a series of one thing after another. I am so tired.
Why does she have to suffer, Lord? She’s so young; what has she done to deserve this disease? Why do you heal some, but not others?
What’s going on? Sometimes it’s so hard to trust that those who are making the decisions are really doing what’s best. I know so little of the details. Where are You, God, in all of this? How do I make sense of life when it doesn’t seem to make any sense at all?
I thought marriage was till death do us part, but he says he wants a divorce. How did we get here? And how do I go on? How will we pay for this? Lord, I need a job. I’m doing the best I can, but there’s not enough money to make ends meet.
Lead me, Lord, to a place of peace. There are so many things that I can’t control or understand. But You see everything; You know everything past, present, and future. And You promise to hold me in the palm of your hand. The psalmist says that you bottle my tears; Matthew records Jesus’ words that You know the number of the hairs on my head. Nothing is too difficult for You. Only when I trust You completely will I know Your peace that passes understanding, Your peace that is not dependent on circumstances or emotion or even my understanding. Help me to rest in you; I can’t do it on my own. Lead me, Lord, to Your peace. I ask in the Name of the Prince of Peace, Jesus. Amen.
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