Between the pandemic, protests, and politics, we are living through a difficult time. Let’s take a moment to learn from Corrie Ten Boom, a Holocaust survivor and an example of steadfast faith in Christ. She said:
“The wonderful thing about praying is that you leave a world of not being able to do something, and enter God’s realm where everything is possible. He specializes in the impossible. Nothing is too great for His almighty power. Nothing is too small for His love.”
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God, you’ll be at rest.”
“Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.”
“Jesus did not promise to change the circumstances around us. He promised great peace and pure joy to those who would learn to believe that God actually controls all things.”
Today, let’s take these words to heart and make time to pray about:
The pandemic – that God would guide our local, state, and federal government officials to act with wisdom and leadership.
The protests – that protesters would voice their concerns clearly and peacefully and that their concerns would be addressed in a God-honoring way.
The politics – that God would counteract the polarization splitting our nation and give the Church wisdom in how to engage in the political sphere.