He is still God in your devastation.
That’s what the Lord impressed upon my heart for you today.
I know no one anticipates that they will go through seasons of intense difficulty, low valleys, and hardship beyond comprehension. Sure, we know it’s possible. But until it actually happens, tragedy is a distant neighbor we never expect to pay a visit to our house.
Before life deals us a cruel hand, we have no true concept of pain and suffering. It is not until we are truly touched by the finger of affliction that we are awakened to the truth that we all, that means you and me, go through storms, struggles, and sorrows.
Since we know that heartache will come, there’s no sense in trying to avoid it. Instead, we must accept that into each life, a little rain must fall. But the good news is that God will keep us, hold us, love us, and nurture us back to health, no matter what we go through.
If you are hurting today, or devastated by life in some way, know that He is still God in your devastation and will bring you out alright.
On this "Thoughtful Thursdays" where we set aside time to pray for others who need intercessors to stand in faith with them, will you join me asking God to help someone else through their hardships and devastation?
Please read the requests and petition God on behalf of the individuals listed below.
My father passed away of lung cancer last month after a long battle. My mother is left devastated and penniless. He didn’t have insurance and she has never worked a day in her life. So basically, she doesn’t own anything but the clothes on her back and their house is still not paid off. I am 48, married, with 5 children and my husband and I are stretched so thin. None of my other brothers and sisters can afford to help my mother with the mortgage or take my mother in. My husband and I talked about it and we can’t pick up her payments but we can’t leave her just out there with nothing. So we are taking her in with us. We’re going to move the boys into a room together so mom can have a place to sleep. This is a big move and will test our faith. Please pray that God will provide a way as we honor my mother and help her through this time. Thank you.
Please pray that Father will allow me to be married. I have waited twelve years for God to send me the man He has chosen for me. Throughout these years, I've had some really hard times believing that God really does have someone for me. Discouragement is a tough enemy to fight. Today, it's a little harder than normal. Each year I wait, it gets harder, lonelier, especially as I see all my single friends pairing off, one by one. And then there's me, always the one coming to a party by myself, or going to the movies, etc. As the years go by, it's beginning to look like Father maybe has another plan for me. He is vast and all-knowing. But then why doesn't the desire go away? Why doesn't the pain of loneliness fade? Maybe pray that He will reveal His plan for my life to me. Not all of it at once, but some hints here and there would help. It's better than nothing.
I ask for prayer at this time. I'm 23 years young, going through a divorce with an 8 month old daughter. I had been with my husband for 4 years; married for 5 months. He wasn't able to find a job so as a supporting and loving wife I was working full time and trying to make a living for my family off of barely 1600 a month. One day he decided to go back to school 2 1/2 hours away and sent me a text saying he wanted a divorce and that he never loved me he was just doing it for our daughter. I personally think it was because of our hardships at the time. I was and still am devastated and heartbroken. I feel like I don't know what love is anymore. I am also consumed in debt that I was left with because of course, we were hoping for two incomes. I have been praying but each day seems to get worse. Although I know God is there I still feel so alone and don't know what to do. Please pray for me! I want to come out of this.
I am working on lowering my cholesterol and have been praying for help and asking God to guide me in changing my eating habits and to help me choose the right foods to eat. Please pray that I be strengthened to go through this challenge.
Dear Dianna, fear has been controlling my life for over 8 years. I was raped when I was 17 by a man I thought I knew and could trust. Ever since that trauma I have been afraid to go anywhere alone or let anyone new in my life. I have lost friends and opportunities because I am terrorized by that one moment in time. I have forgiven my attacker but I still can’t shake being scared that something else bad will happen to me. I’m alive but I’m not living. I want to live again. I need you to stand in agreement with me that this shackle of fear will be broken off my life.
God, You see the brokenness, pain, uncertainty, and concern of Your people. Their prayer requests have come up before You today and we know that You hear, and will answer. I pray right now for peace, comfort, help, and deliverance for those who are reaching out and crying out to You. You are able to do anything. Lift the heaviness of their hearts and their bowed down heads. Mend their brokenness and solve the issues that baffle them so greatly as only You can. At this moment, we stand in agreement and believe that it is done according to Your perfect will and plan. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you need prayer, don't hesitate to request it. I would be honored to stand in faith with You. I know that prayer works. CLICK HERE to learn how to submit your prayer request.