A prayer whenever you really feel like God has forsaken you – your each day prayer
A prayer for when you feel that God has forsaken you
By Lori Schumaker
The heart is deceitful and incurable above all else. Who can understand – Jeremiah 17: 9 NIV
The world leads us astray and tells us: "Follow your heart" or "Go with your feelings". But our hearts and feelings are not stable. They fluctuate with the events of each day. They can mislead us when they wavering and often lead us into the depths of delusion and pain.
Why should we follow what is unstable, inconsistent, and unreliable? Why shouldn't we choose to follow an immutable truth instead? The truth of God.
As I began to release every nerve-wracking emotion in my heart in prayer, God began to reveal the truth.
When you find yourself in this place of hurt where you feel that God has left your side, I urge you to continue to have a deep relationship with Jesus by incorporating these 6 strategies into your daily life. I promise there will come a day when you will feel his presence again and see his work.
1. Pray brave and authentic. Pour out everything that is in the heart.
2. listen for his answers. Sometimes we talk and do too much and drown out the subtle voice of Jesus.
3. Praise God for all that he is! Gratitude and praise are powerful weapons against pain.
4th worship Him even when it is difficult. Living a life of worship keeps our hearts in tune with Him.
5. Read God's Word keeps it sealed in the heart. Learn about the hope on these pages.
6th Contradict Feelings with the truth. Put every feeling before the word of God. Writing with the light of His truth will bring healing and show the traces of God's hand in every step.
Today I pray that you will pursue Him until the laughter fill your home again. And that every time your feelings begin to resolve the truth, you will be strong and faithful to reclaim what is yours. God is for you He's with you. And he will never leave you.
Pray with me:
Lord, thank you for promising never to leave us and never to leave us. Help me to have wisdom to see clearly that just because I don't feel your presence, you are not always with me. Help me to have the peace that comes from knowing the truth of your word today – you will never leave or give up on your children. Help me live a life that honors you and points out you to others.
In Jesus name, amen.
Editor's Note: Subsequent to What To Do When You Feel Like God Has Forsaken You by Lori Schumaker. You can read the piece in full here.
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