I have so many dear friends going through some difficult times. For some is a time of deep emotional pain, for others a time of health battles, others are facing anxiety and despair, others find themselves at the crossroads of loss and mourning. And many of them desperately waiting for faith, prayer and hope to collide and bring about a beautiful miracle rendition.
And as I hear their stories, their pain, their sorrow, I ask myself, "what can I do?" At times, all I can do is listen and let them know I hear them and I'm here. But even more so, I know that there are situations in which only one response is the most fitting and yet, sometimes the most overlooked or the most underused.
Even though at times what to pray for exactly is not as clear, I know who I am praying to and I know that He knows exactly what they need. And here's one thing I'm certain of,
"But powerful though our anxiety may be, the promises of our Savior-God are more powerful still" (Jane L. Fryar).
This statement is not just some wishful thinking. I know because I read a book full of promises after promises from a God that loves us. And I know because I've seen and heard time and time again the testimonies and accounts of those who have experienced God's promises. And yes, I know, because I myself have experienced them.
He's a God that promises peace, hope, comfort, a future and He doesn't just promises it for your today, His promises are for your tomorrows, till the very end...
"Even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save." (Isaiah 46:4)
And, if you are going through a time of despair, anxiety, trial, don't deprive someone the opportunity to pray on your behalf for you will be depriving yourself and those praying for you a tremendous blessing.
I'm praying His promises for You today because they are more powerful still.