Warring With Praises

“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, & let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” – ‭‭Psalms 27:13-14‬

At times it feels as though I’m walking in David’s steps. Bipolar feelings warring with PRAISES. Waiting is hard and hope deferred makes the heart grow sick. We can be confident of this: in HIM we have hope! As the word in Hosea talks about the Lord providing a doorway of hope through the valley of Achor (which means troubling) we know God will deliver THROUGH that trouble! So, in the times we’re desperate, we can cry out. He won’t send you into anything you’re not prepared to win! 

RESPOND: 

What are you facing right now you really need the strength to get through another day? 

Spend time today in prayer. Battle it out and remember our spirits come in line with God’s word as we choose to believe his promises are real and available for us. 

PRAY:

Jesus please draw near! We need you! God would you do a mighty work? And so mighty that we know it’s only of you?

Lord, restore the joy of our salvation and remove any ounce of fear, shame, self doubt or self hatred. Wrap your arms of love around us as we learn to navigate the future! Thanks for being our comforter, our sustainer of strength, and our provider. Thank you for lavishing your love on us daily. God, thanks for the way you pursue our hearts and for being immovable in your love for us. Thank you for showing us what it’s like to have an unconditional love that doesn’t waiver despite our performance.

Thank you for loving us enough to embrace who we are because you made us in your image; but once we surrender and invite you in you stop at nothing to heal us and make us better versions of ourselves! Heal the parts of us that are broken. Thank you for being committed to finish the work you’ve begun in our lives! Thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit!

Would you rest upon us as we go? Intercede on our behalf with words only you can utter! Lord speak to our depths, and draw us out where we can hear you and see what you see. Continue to break our hearts for the things that break yours! Lord, please continue to show us deeper ways we can love you and each other!!! Lord thank you for a million do overs and new chances.

Please encourage my spirit. I know I can’t do this without you but I know you won’t withhold anything from me as if to rob me of your joy! I CHOOSE to believe You are ONLY GOOD as I press in and hang on to you as my only hope.  Amen 



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