Losing A Part Of Yourself

losing a part of yourself

God has compassion on those who have had an abortion, for He knows the decision you have made, the pain that you feel, and the loss you are experiencing.

In the midst of all of this, God still desires to redeem your life, by giving you a hope and a future. He can help you to process your thoughts, spend time with you while you grieve, and give you opportunities to share your hidden pain.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

Please make yourself known to anyone who has ever had an abortion. Help them to express their pain, share their sorrow, and acknowledge their grief. As a mother never forgets a child they have carried, you also never forget the ones you have loved.

Bring your words of comfort to ease their sorrow, your closeness to cover their shame, and your peace to calm their troubled hearts.

In the days ahead, reveal yourself as the author of life. Show them how to find rest for their souls (Matthew 11:28-29), teach them how to wait upon you as their strength (Isaiah 40:31) and help them to trust in you completely wherever they go (Proverbs 3:5-6). Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen.

Entering Into His Rest

entering into his rest

Today, if only you would hear his voice, “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness, where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did. For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’ So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ (Psalm 95:8-11)

You know as well as I do when you are pushing yourself. You exceed your limits by doing more, and you end up feeling exhausted, frustrated, and going beyond the perimeters of God’s boundaries.

Is it any wonder why you become focused on the negative, why you complain about almost everything, and why nothing seems to be right in your world?

If this describes you, then welcome to the first step towards being real, honest, and vulnerable with yourself.

When the Lord calls you to rest, its a good idea to pay attention and heed His direction. It’s easy to become like the children of Israel, who hardened their hearts in the wilderness. For they tested the Lord, in the midst of all of the mighty deeds He did for them, and they still chose to walk in rebellion.

Today, ask Jesus of Nazareth to redirect your steps. Repent of any hardening of your heart, and following after your own ways. As you follow Jesus, listen to where He calls you to rest, for in those places it’s easier to hear His voice, to calm your troubled heart, and to embrace His love for you.

Do you need a rest? Take a moment to listen for your response, and then follow the Lord as He leads you.

Prayer:

Lord Jesus,

Thank you for knowing what I need, every step of the way. I am sorry for hardening my heart towards you and seeking after my own ways. I turn in repentance towards you so that I can embrace your love, receive your grace, walk in your mercy, and enter into your rest. Thank you, Lord Jesus. You are so loving and kind, and there is no one like you. Amen.

God’s Two Genders

honouring god's two genders

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27)

Today, I want to honour God’s two genders. He created us male or female, and we have been created in His image.

We have been created to know God, to enjoy His fellowship forever, and to be witnesses throughout all of the earth of His mighty deeds.

Wow! What a glorious honour and privilege it is to be blessed by God in this way.

As His image bearers, we also have the responsibility to care for His creation, to follow His ways as He leads us, and to remain accountable to Him, so that we can bring honour and glory to His name.

Join me in prayer:

In honour of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we welcome your blessing of two genders. Thank you for creating us male or female. It is a wonderful delight to be made in your image. May we bring honour to your holy name, by receiving your blessings of being able to be fruitful, to multiply, and to take care of all of the earth.

Let all the earth rejoice, for you are our God, throughout every generation.

All praise, glory and honour be given to you in the name of your one and only Son, Jesus of Nazareth. Amen.

Take Away My Pain

parts in pain

If you experiencing pain, you know what it feels like. It’s can be very uncomfortable, quite upsetting, and you can spend a lot of time and money finding relief.

You may turn to prescription drugs, but they can become addictive, and their side effects can create further problems.

Alternative healthcare can be a better option, but it’s usually more expensive, and sometimes it may take longer to see any lasting results.

Regardless of what you decide, remember to always soak your pain in prayer.

As you seek Jesus of Nazareth take time to rest, relax, and abide in Him. He can help you to redirect your focus, provide you with comfort, and strengthen you when you feel weak.

Jesus cares for you, for in your desperation He reminds you that you are truly loved. As you search for answers, ask Him to wipe away your tears, and allow Him to calm your troubled heart.

Prayer,

Lord Jesus,

Come and rescue me. Comfort me in my sorrow, reassure me of your presence, and help me to remain rooted and grounded in your love. Heal me of my affliction, as I look to you who bore my grief and pain on the cross. Provide me with your peace to calm my anxious thoughts, your patience to persevere, and your gentleness to soothe my aching soul. Thank you for hearing my prayer. I look forward to your generous response. Amen.