Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Some encouragement......

I am still not feeling well, but I had to post this morning. I have several family/friends that are going through some challenging situations. Oh, and did I mention that I am one of them? Well, my situation seems like a gigantic mountain that is never going to move and somedays I wonder if I will ever see the promised land? I have cried and begged God for some encouragement and just a little glimmer of hope. Of course, I was intending that would mean a change in my situation, but that is not exactly what has happened....yet! :) Anyway, what I am learning is that through these challenges in life ( & yes we ALL go through them) he does indeed use that time to draw us closer to him. I am literally having to CHOOSE each day whether I am going to mope around and worry or if I am going to "take every thought captive" and live in FAITH and speak God's word over my life. I wish I could say that I have risen to the occasion and am completely victorious in this area. I am not, BUT...I am seeing some small improvements! I have this neat book I bought at Lifeway. It is called 'Praying God's Will for my Life'. I love it. You are literally praying the scriptures over your circumstances. God's word is the encouragement that he has given me in answer to my prayer. So I thought I would share a few and I pray that it is encouraging to someone today!

' I pray, God that you will perfect that which concerns me, and that I will remember that your Mercy, O Lord, endures forever '
Psalm 138:8

' I pray that I will hold fast the confession of my hope, without wavering, for you, God, ARE faithful' Hebrews 10:23

'I pray that I will always remember that you God, have declared, "So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11

' I pray that I will CONSTANTLY take the shield of faith with which I will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one' Ephesians 6:16


Jennifer said...

Hey Andrea,
Thanks for sharing your struggles and your glimse of hope through the Word. I'm still praying!

Trella said...

Praying for you Andrea. So wonderful that you have a book that sends you to scripture and has you praying at a time when you have a lot going on.
Thanks for sharing it with us.