Troubling Times Devotion 03/26/20

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

It is that simple! Oh sure, nothing in life is simple. You must have faith. It is hard to have faith when times are tough. Though times try your faith. This is when it really counts.

It is easy to love and praise God during the good times in life.

But when your spouse is laying hands on you… when you can’t get out of your addiction no matter how hard you pray…when you’ve been a victim of something truly too much to handle…when you are forced into quarantine..these are the times to put your faith in the Almighty.

God is big enough to carry you through this difficulty.

He is here waiting to hear from you. He wants to carry your pain. It is never wasted when you pray.

I once heard a believer say our prayers are a beautiful aroma to God. For when we pray we show our personal weakness. We also show our belief in the strength of God to pull us through a situation to the other side.

A good prayer might be as short as “help !” It may be longer: “Lord I trust you. I surrender this situation to you. I know you are with me. Show me how to walk through this too the other side.”

Although some situations are one and done, the troubling instant still causes lingering disappointment. Other times, the disappointment is a case that it ongoing daily right in the center focus of your life.

Remember God is gracious! He  WILL see you through.

Trust him to handle this,to strengthen you to deal with the situation appropriately.

Now is not the time to go it alone. Lean on God.

Share your concerns, worries, and pain.

Go to God now in prayer.

Remind yourself throughout the day “I surrender this to God.” Then be looking out for God’s grace:

  • For listening and caring people
  • For a way to change the situation
  • For enough strength to get you through the day

Be safe and healthy during this time,

Kate