Friday, April 29, 2016

No one can know Your ways

Father, I am struggling. I know You put me in the book of Job and Ecclesiastes in this point in time, so You have a purpose in it. 
Life is not fair, it is hard! And no man can know Your ways and Your plans. You have all power and might in all things. In the vast universe and in my tiny world. 
Help me! Help me to choose joy in every circumstance and situation in my life. I know You control it all. Help me to not point out my righteousness like Job, but help me to see Your power and how small I am compared to Your power, your righteousness and justice. Help me to see all the small ways You bless. You don't have to but You always do! Thank You for Your constant faithfulness and love. Help my unbelief. 
Ecc. 8

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fed by birds

Thank You, Father, for Your word. It is my food. You pointed me to Elijah just when I needed it. I saw the birds this morning and I knew You sent them. You are my Father and You always give good gifts. You always provide. Just as You told Elijah to hide himself at the brook Cherith and as he obeyed, You fed him. He did according to Your word. 
Help me to do according to Your word. I will hide in You and You will feed me. You will feed me with spiritual food and with physical, because You are my Father and You have no lack. 
Thank You, Father. 
1 Kings 17

Monday, April 25, 2016

Your steadfast love

Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is in me. I will not forget Your benefits. You forgive, heal, redeem, crown us with steadfast love and satisfy me with only good. Your steadfast love is from everlasting to everlasting. You do not deal with me according to my sins, you do not repay me according to what I deserve. You are a good and compassionate Father. 
I will fix my eyes on You. 
Psalm 103

Friday, April 22, 2016

My satisfaction

Father, as Solomon tells us, all the striving is so useless. It is all for someone else to enjoy after us. Help me to remember that I will never find my satisfaction in circumstances, in money, people or relationships. Help me to remember that I can only find my satisfaction in You. Your words bring me life. Thank you that going through these struggles in life enable me to see the joys so much deeper and with a purpose. A purpose for Your kingdom and Your will. Help me to enjoy where You have placed me and what You have called me to do. 
You are my hope and You are the One who directs all my steps. You reign sovereign in my life. 
Ecclesiastes 6 & 7

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Be still

Father, help me to be still. This morning I was reminded that an unstable woman is tossed by the waves, but You are my Shepherd and have led me to still waters. 
Help me to respond to things that make me doubt and be afraid with a resolve to be still and know that You are God. 
You will be exalted and lifted up in all the earth! I have nothing to fear. You, the LORD of hosts, are with me. You are my fortress. I hide in You. 
Psalm 46

Monday, April 18, 2016

Let me not be put to shame

Lord, let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You. May integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You. Prove me, O Lord and try me; test my heart and my mind. For Your steadfast love is before my eyes. 
Psalm 25 & 26

Friday, April 15, 2016

Think on these things

Father, this battle is in my mind. My enemy wants me to focus on things that will take my eyes off You! Thank You for Your word. It is my sword in this battle. Help me to abide with You. Remind me of the things in my life that You have given. Help me to focus my mind on what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worth of praise. Lord, You are all of those things! You are the Truth. You are honorable, you have never done me harm. You are just and right. All Your ways are pure. You are so lovely, Lily of the Valley. All Your ways are commendable. All You do is with excellence. And Father, You alone are worthy of all my praises. Help me to fix my mind on You. Thank You that Your peace will flow through my obedience. You are my Peace. 
Philippians 4

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Our eyes are on You

Father, I am feeling like the enemy has come up against me and there is no other solution but You. We don't know what to do, but our eyes are on You! Help me to run to you and make my needs known instead of worrying. I know that You are the only One who can do this and that my job is to wait on You. Thank You that You are with me! All my hope is in You. All my joy is found in You. I will sing and give praise and thanks to You always. 
2 Chronicles 20

Monday, April 11, 2016

Times and seasons change

Father, thank You that while seasons and times change, You never do. Whatever You do endures forever. Thank You that I can rest in that. Nothing can be added or taken away from what You choose to do. 
Help me to choose joy no matter what my circumstances are. I find my joy in You. Help me to remember that only what is done for Your glory will be of any value. Thank You that You make everything beautiful in Your timing. 
Ecclesiastes 3

Friday, April 8, 2016

Lessons from David

Father, thank you for the examples You have given us in scripture to learn from. Bring to my remembrance Saul and the armies of Israel, as they were dismayed by the shouts of the warrior Goliath. Help me to stand up against the lies of the enemy and not allow his constant yelling to cause me to fear or be broken. I want to be strong in You and fight in Your truth. 
Help me to remember David, who even though he was already anointed to be the next king, as he ran to obey the requests of his father. Help me to run in obedience to all that You ask of me, as I wait for You to bring me into the calling You have placed on my life. Help me to obey all the little steps. 
Thank you, Father for your great love. 
1 Samuel 17

He calms my storms

Father, just as Jesus called the disciples to follow Him, He still calls us. And as the storms rise and crash all around me, all the fear and unbelief crashes. You are there and waiting for me to put my trust in You. Help me! Help me to not fear what You have called me to! You call me daily to repent and follow You. Help me to remember in every situation that you are Messiah and even the wind obeys so who am I that I think I should not obey. When I think I can't survive another wave crashing, You allow the storms to strengthen my faith. Strengthen my faith, my Father. In everything I want my hearts cry to be 'It is well'. Matthew 8

Love and peace

Father, help me to daily remember to put on LOVE, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And to let the peace of Christ rule in my heart to which I was called. 
Let your love overflow in me onto everyone around me. Thank you for your great love shown through the cross. 
Col. 3

Like a lamb

Sweet Jesus, thank you. Allowing Yourself to be smitten by God and afflicted, pierced and crushed. You were led away like a lamb to slaughter and you spoke not a word. Thank you. Words fail the depth of this, Father. Thank you for your deep love. 
Isaiah 53

My hope

Father, just when I begin to crumble You call me. I've stumbled today, fell on my face. In the chaos, I can run to You and throw my hope on You! 
You are my hope, O Lord, my trust, O Lord from my youth. Upon you I have leaned from before my birth, you are the One who gives me life. My praise is always of You, You are my strong refuge. Do not be far from me! Help me! May my accusers be put to shame. BUT I WILL Hope continually and I will praise You more and more. I will tell of Your mighty deeds. You have done great things. 
Psalm 71

Friday, April 1, 2016


Father, thank you so much for the promise You give us in prophecy that Jesus is our peace and You fulfilled it. 
No matter what goes on around me, You are my Peace. Help me to daily walk in Your Peace. 
Micah 5