When you run out of hope

A 365 Days Challenge Day #22

Praying for the Wayward

{God} saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. Titus 3:5

As human beings created in the image of God, we were designed for perfection. But we also know that we aren’t perfect, and we live in an imperfect world. In your prayers, you will intercede for those who fail, acknowledging that imperfect people need God’s mercy, patience, and help.

The good news is that God loves working with ordinary, imperfect people. You can pray with confidence for those who have missed the mark, knowing that God never runs out of ideas, strategies, and tactics for helping the wayward find their way back to Him. In fact, much of God’s attention is focused on reconciling flawed human beings back into relationship with Him.

As you pray for those who have failed, remember that God doesn’t require people to clean up their act before coming to Him. Instead, you can be confident that God Himself will repair the damage to those who confess their inability to live up to His standard of perfection and their willingness to invite a perfect God into their imperfect world.

God, show me how to help these people to find their way back to You…

For this day, I pray for those that think they don’t need a salvation. I’m not perfect, as a matter of fact I’m far from being perfect. People that think they are perfect are actually the ones that need to be saved. I pray for you that think you are better than everyone else.

Everyone needs someone.

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A 365 Days Challenge Day #23

† The Light of God’s Presence †

In him was life; and the life was the light of men. John 1:4

Visitors who tour caverns are sometimes introduced to the experience of total darkness. All the lights are extinguished as the visitors gather deep below the surface. For several moments each person strains without success to see something__anything in the pitch blackness. Then the tour guide strikes a match. The brilliance of that small flame is almost blinding.

The Bible says that God is light. He is ready to illuminate His people when they find themselves in places of darkness. Deception, hopelessness, confusion all bring shadows in our lives, but prayer punches a hole in the darkness. In the place where nothing makes sense and it seems that nothing will work, God shows up with the light of His presence. He will make a way when there is no way. In the creation account, God spoke into the darkness and created light. in the same way, He will speak into your darkest moments. When you run out of hope, direct your prayers to the God who never runs out of possibilities.

God, the place where I need the light of Your presence is…

I’ve seen the dark where today I see the light. I’ve been to a place where I thought there was no return for me. Where most days darkness was all I could see. Some how I came out of that. The day I was able to realize the darkness around me turned to light and I had Jesus in my life and was given a second chance in life, was when I was able to see what His presence was really about.

 

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