“Would you pray for me?” the young woman asked, head bowed and eyes hidden from my gaze by her long, dark hair. “It would be my honor. How would you like me to pray for you?” I asked as I took her hands in mine, after handing her a tissue to dry her eyes as the cascade of tears began to flow. “I need God to heal me…” her voice barely a whisper now, as the tears caught in her throat.
Have you ever gone through difficult times, encountering circumstances that turn your life upside down and sideways? Don’t give up! God has a strategy that will help you hang on to hope and make it to the other side. Read more for an encouraging word.
When I learned of the late Reverend Billy Graham’s death, a weightiness settled over me. Billy Graham exemplified a human being who stood secure in who he was in Christ. He was never proud nor arrogant despite his heavenly lineage, nor did he wallow in low self-esteem or pity, thinking he deserved less than the cross afforded him as his inheritance.
Do you ever experience those times when you need a reminder that God sees you? That He cares about the pain you are experiencing? Do you ever long to hear His voice speak into the pain of your circumstance?
I’ve been there many times. In those difficult times, it can sometimes feel like we’re walking alone in the dark.
I confessed to a friend that I was a bit nervous about a recent doctor’s appointment. It had been a long journey to get to this point, and I much prefer being the doctor than the patient. I knew what the doctor suspected, but I didn’t like any of his hypotheses, and the time had come to hear what he concluded after receiving the results from recent tests he had ordered.
“You’re always so full of joy.”
That’s a comment I receive on a regular basis, and every time I do, I smile and whisper a prayer of thanks.
Yet, there was a time when I was depressed and thought I was joy-immune. Read more about how I overcame depression to live a life full of joy.