How quickly things can change in a life! I just received an urgent prayer request for someone who sustained a serious head injury while being involved in an accident. In an instant, that person went from being fully functional to being seriously injured and possibly impaired for the rest of his life. I know you join me in praying that God’s will be done in restoring the person or, if need be, in taking the person home to Him. God knows what’s best.
If the injured person lives, what will the rest of his life be like? Will he have to learn to walk, talk, read and perform personal daily activities again? Will he remember his name and the people he cares about and who care about him? Will he remember God and how important He is in his life? Will he be able to grasp that he is never truly alone or unsupported?
If you are facing a daunting change in your life, I pray that you know, really know, that God is here for you and is your anchor. Personally, you may not be able to work things out (we humans are limited, after all!), but God can do anything. Sometimes, it’s hard to see how, but He always works things for the good for those who love Him. (Romans 8:28)
Encouraging Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19
Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.
Father God, thanks for being my anchor in times of change. With You alongside me, I know things will be okay. They may be challenging, they may be difficult, but they will be okay. Your word promises that You work all things for the good for those that love You, and You know I love You with all that I am. Lord, thanks for being with others who are experiencing change in their lives, and please be with them, too, as their anchor. Thanks for granting us all whatever we need to make it through, and thanks for granting us Your peace in the midst of our personal storms. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. Are you instant in prayer when you face challenge or crisis?
2. Do you reach out to others to join you in prayer for your crisis need or someone else’s crisis need?
3. If you don’t belong to a fellowship, did you know you can reach out to their prayer group and request urgent prayer?
4. Have you ever experienced God’s peace while you were in crisis? How did that change the way you experienced the challenge?
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