HAVING FAITH IN TIMES OF DISTRESS
Distress, it seems, is the norm for humanity stricken by sin. We read about it in our news feeds constantly and we can get the feeling that the world, locally and globally, is collapsing around us. Because of Jesus, even in these distressing times, we have reason for hope. Indeed, we have reason to be joyful. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. - James 1:2-3. You will never find authentic true peace without God. So we cast our anxieties and fears upon Him. He alone can give us the strength and love that conquers all.
"Lord, on this day we bring to You our prayers of thanksgiving for having loved us so much as to give Yourself to us in Jesus. We know that the distresses of the world and of our lives are real. We also know that by learning from You, Jesus, and by walking more and more often in the moral truth of your way, with undivided hearts, You will comfort us in our distress. Strengthen us with your grace, Lord. Increase our faith, our hope and our love so that we will seek you always. We ask this in the power and the grace of your name, Jesus. Amen!"
"Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name." - Psalm 86:11
For the divided heart there is no absolute “truth.” Rather, the divided heart sees truth as a limitation to its supposed “freedom.” As Christians, though, we pray for an undivided heart, one that remains true to the wisdom of God in all circumstances and situations.
A PRAYER FOR AMERICA
The Salt & Light Council continues to share hope and inspiration through our commitment to preserving our culture through Biblical citizenship. We continue to pray for God's people and our nation to seek His will in our lives. If this message has been a source of encouragement for you today, we hope you will share with others.