Seek God Early
Seek God Early



Prayer points and Bible References for today. Remember, prayer is an act of  worship & submission to God. It is a way you ask God to step in, take charge and continue to lead you on the right path. As you worship the Almighty God using this daily prayer point, believe in your heart that your victories for today are already established and no power or principalities can stop you in Jesus precious name, Amen

Prayer Foar Today
Prayer For Today

Today’s prayer focus: A Prayer of Praise When Things Aren’t Going Well


“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV

The bad days and hard seasons trick us into thinking that we are living a bad life, don’t they? We can so quickly spiral from a difficult circumstance into thought patterns like the following:

If God loves me so much, why is He allowing this to happen?
Why does everyone else seem to be living such a happy and easy life, and why is mine so hard?
Or what is wrong with me? Why can’t I get my act together?
Troubles cause us to get tunnel vision. Our view gets smaller as we hyperfocus on all the complex parts of our situations. We lose perspective about how the Lord might desire to use this difficulty for our growth and sanctification. Even if we do realize these things, our hearts are often not in a place to accept them yet.

Can I make an honest confession? Sometimes, I just want to wallow in my messy circumstances. Many times, I resist what the Lord may be trying to teach me because I just want to be mad, crabby, or whiny about it for a while. Or maybe I feel sad, and I want to stay there because it’s easier than thinking about things from God’s perspective.

Please don’t hear me say this next part and think I am suggesting you overcome your feelings immediately. That is not what I am saying at all. Created in God’s image, we have emotions because He has emotions. However, we often allow our emotions to cause us to lose sight of our Savior rather than prompting us to draw near Him.

God tells us to come to Him when we are weary and heavy-laden (Matthew 11:28). And there are no disclaimers in this passage about getting our acts together first. Neither does He say to have everything sorted out before we come. Or that we must dry our tears before we come. Or make sure we are perfectly in alignment with what His Word says before we come and ensure we are in complete agreement. No, He says come. And as we come, He takes the heaviness of our load and exchanges it with rest, peace, and guidance because He is gentle and lowly (Matthew 11:29).

It’s not that the bad days or hard seasons never come. We have all lived long enough to know that trials and tribulations are inevitable. Rather, God is showing us how we might respond to adversity. In our key verse, God’s Word says to give thanks in all circumstances. Notice that the verse doesn’t say to give thanks for the circumstance. God isn’t asking us to thank Him for the horrible things we are walking through. No, He is saying while we are in the storm, do these two things. Come to Him and give thanks. Typically, the only things we can give thanks for in those challenging seasons are the unchanging character of God. But something beautiful happens in us when we do this!

As we focus on God and give thanks, He fills us with His perfect peace despite our circumstances not going well (Isaiah 26:3). God uses gratitude to exchange our troubled tunnel vision for thoughts about His presence, perspective, and peace. We don’t have a bad life because things are hard. We must go to God with our burdens and trade our big emotions for His rest and peace. The pathway to gaining God’s perspective on our problems is gratitude. May we learn to give thanks and praise God even when things aren’t going well.
Let’s pray:

Dear Lord,
Thank you that you are a safe refuge in the storms of this life. Lord, I pray you will show us how to bring our big emotions to you. Help us understand how you think about us and welcome us even when we fall apart at the seams and believe lies about ourselves, others, and you. Jesus, correct the ways we think and share your perspective with us. Help us to give thanks in every ever-changing circumstance for your unchanging, steadfast love.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

This Is the Assurance of Answers to Your Prayers – Matthew 7:7-11

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!

Today’s Prayer is written by: Kristine Brown

Please pray with all your heart and remember to share these prayer points with someone. Have A blessed day as you pray!

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