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A prayer for tough days
By Christina Fox
"Approach God and He will approach you." James 4: 8
We all have difficult days. Demanding days. Days that stretch us, sometimes beyond what we can endure. Sometimes these days appear as a series of little irritating events that grow into a terrible, terrible, not good, very bad day. Other days we wake up and find a big unexpected event that bombs our lives.
Sometimes on those tough days we get busy and distracted trying to fix everything that went wrong. Or we are so caught up in our thoughts and feelings about our circumstances that it consumes us. Or maybe we try to hide from the day's fight in hopes that if we don't think about it, it will all just go away.
Instead of such answers, hard days offer us an opportunity to draw closer to God. They offer us an opportunity to rely on him, to rely on him, and to receive more of his grace. Such days remind us of how desperate we are and how much we need our Savior.
A prayer for tough days
Help me! I am so tired and worn out to this day. So many things are happening at the same time and I don't know what to do. I am overwhelmed. It feels like I'm standing in a violent wind that whips and swirls around me. I can not move; The force is so strong. It can just knock me over. And worse, what if I can't get up again?
Father, I can barely lift my eyes to you. It's all I can do to scream for help Please extend your grace to me today. Help me to see that you are with me and that you are with me. Help me remind me that you are not surprised or surprised by the events of that day.
As I think about who you are, I am amazed and full of wonder that you would love me and take care of me. No other religion in the world has a God who loves his people. No other religion has a God who listens to and cares for the cries of the human heart. No other religion has a God who humbles himself and takes on fragile human flesh and lives in this sin-tainted world. No other religion has a God who lays down his life for his people.
But you are that god. You are God alone. Your word tells me that before the beginning of time you chose me to be yours through your Son Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1: 4). You put your love on me and made me yours. Ephesians also say that through Christ I have "redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of our debts according to the riches of his grace" (1: 7).
Forgive me for my fears about this day. Forgive me for complaining and mumbling about how hard this day was. Forgive me for forgetting that you are with me Forgive me for forgetting who I am because your Son Jesus Christ did. Forgive me for not remembering the glorious truths and riches that I have because of the gospel.
It is these truths that I focus on in the midst of this tough day. I pray the words of Paul, claiming them as my own, so that "the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, might give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, and light the eyes of my heart so that I may know." what hope he has called me to, what is the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable magnitude of his power over us who believe "(Ephesians 1: 17-19). .
Father hear my prayer. Grant me hope in the gospel in the midst of this tough day. Help me hold onto your grace, wisdom and strength.
Through Jesus and because of Jesus and in his name, I pray, amen.
This devotion comes from Christina Fox's Prayer for Hard Days. To read the full version, click here.
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