What allows us to be able to trust God with our whole heart?
How do we trust when a love one dies?
How do we trust when we have suffered a great loss?
How do we trust when everything we own is swept away by a flood or other natural disaster?
Trusting God is never promised to be easy. What trusting God does insure is that we can have access to peace, in knowing that God will never leave us or forsake us. Every time we experience hurt, pain, sadness or loss, God is right there with us.
Today we can all pray the prayer of faith to help us to trust God more, just as written in the gospel of Mark. The father asked for Jesus to heal his son. He did have some faith that Jesus would heal his son, but he still asked Jesus to increase his faith even more.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
21 Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?”
The man answered, “Ever since he was a child. 22 The demon has often tried to kill him by throwing him into a fire or into water. Please have pity and help us if you can!”
23 Jesus replied, “Why do you say ‘if you can’? Anything is possible for someone who has faith!”
24 Right away the boy’s father shouted, “I do have faith! Please help me to have even more.”
Let us pray:
Heaven Father: We thank you that you are so patient with us, as we learn and grow in You. We know that we have still not come into the fullness of who we are destined to be in Christ. We believe, but help us to believe and trust you even more. More than anything, Lord, we want a heart like Yours.
Thank you for loving us so much that you would place your spirit in us to lead us and guide us in your will and in your way. We love you, Lord, because you first loved us, beyond Calvary. Hear our prayer, Lord. Let our prayers be a sweet sound in your ears. In the mighty and matchless name of Jesus, we seal this prayer. Amen and Amen.
I love you All with an AMAZING LOVE. Praise God that we are learning and growing together. Please feel to share this and any other of the daily devotionals that have blessed or encouraged you in some way. Rev. Marcia Davis
Please enjoy the worship today. It is a gospel medley of I Love You/We Exalt Thee.