Article 5 - Be Strengthened And Encouraged: Prayer Sets Things Right!
Have you been facing struggles, disappointments, confusion, even sorrow? The list of difficulties we may face in life could go on and on, and even cause us to waver in our faith and strength.
But today I am reminded and thankful for God's loving presence and guidance through all and every situation that may come our way. I rejoice in the gift of Prayer that He has given us which makes it possible for us to cope, learn, and grow through times of hardship and pain.
Prayer has a way of setting things right, no matter what the "helpless situation" may be by bringing God into our problem and enabling Him to move through it to His will and glory.
Cindy Jacobs wrote:
"Prayer ushers in order out of chaos, pulls peace out of confusion and destruction, and brings joy in the midst of sorrow. It takes what Satan meant for evil and brings us good. Prayer - and the pulse that beats between us and God through it - is the essence of who we are as believers. Our life without prayer has no meaning, power, or purpose."
So, stand firm and remember that His peace, joy, and power are there for you every moment. He will never leave nor forsake you (Deut. 31:8). Pray and press in and on towards the great plans He has for you (Jer. 29:11)!
"Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own." Jeremiah 33:2-3 (The Message Bible)