I know that there are SO many prayer requests out there. We are all feeling the pressures and evils of this world and sickness disease and death and so much more.
We are told in His Word in John 16:32-33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.Â I think so many of us forget the last and most important part of that verse!!!! BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER, I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD....... so yes hard times will come, yes trials and tribulations will come, but we are to be of good cheer.....cuz He has done it all! It was done on the cross over 2,000 years ago........there is nothing we can do on our own except for 1 very important thing! BELIEVE with your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Son of God and you WILL be saved! that means in the end of it all........we are saved! (Romans 10:8-10) and God is not a liar! He is true and just and one day the whole world will see!
I feel so strongly right now that we need to be standing up as believers and being more bold about our faith.....why? cuz people need us........they need to see that there is hope, there is light at the end of the tunnel and there is joy to be had. Doesn't mean there won't be hard times, there will. Doesn't mean that bad things won't happen to good people, they will. But we rise above the things of this world and keep our focus on Him.
This is my favorite Psalm I will just post 11 verses but read the rest it is great and uplifting
Psalm 37 (the Amplified version)
[A Psalm] of David.
1FRET NOT yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).
2For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
6And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
7Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
8Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself--it tends only to evildoing.
9For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.
10For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found.
11But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
I know this scripture is true, I have lived it. I know that I am only 32 years old but I have been thru a lot in my lifetime and I know my journey is not even being close to being finished yet. From having my life turned upside down at the age of 19 when my then boyfriend thought I wanted something that I didn't and leaving me pregnant and with a STD he took away my innocence my plans for the future my self worth and he left me with the STD and a baby. I was scared anddisillusionedd but God saw me through. Just when I thought life was finally going my way and I was married and found a father for my child, I had 5 miscarriages in a row. Then 2 high risk pregnancy and Emily was born sick, Hailey also had complications, then I lost another baby and my pregnancy with Faith was the most high risk with me loosing part of the placenta at only 14 weeks. I have a lot in my life that I could be negative about, a lot I could be angry for and yet I choose to forgive I choose to be all that God created me to be and I choose to be of good cheer, for my Father in Heaven has overcome this world, He died for all sickness disease and death and to bring us life and life more abundantly! So I praise Him! I thank Him for opportunities to share my story with others so that they can receive His healing as well. I love to pray for people to receive that healing. When we see a request we are moved and say yes I will pray for that person and we go on our way. I encourage you to stop right there and then and just pray. When someone comes to mind, pray for them and if you don't know how to pray or what is going on then pray the Lord's Prayer,(Matthew 6:9-13)
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
here are some blogs that I dailey visit who are in need of some prayer
Shasher's Stories for Sheryl she has just gone thru radiation treatments for cervical cancer and is having some side effects, she is only 29 years old, shash has posted more about it today.
Mugwumpmom for Rena's husband and MIL and family, her MIL was just diagnosed with cancer of the uterus and it is quite serious.
LooneyBin4Sure for Liz's daughter, she has been going thru some bullying at school and is now going to be homeschooled, this family also needs some prayer for unity and protection over this situation.
thanks for listening to me on my soapbox for today!