Have you hit a rough patch in your life? Maybe you had a big setback or got knocked down. Or perhaps you’re just worn out from the fight. Remember, this is not the last chapter in your life.
Don’t look for easy answers. Instead, take advantage of this time to reaffirm your relationship with God. This builds your character. As your faith deepens and grows, you are more solid and secure. And those who are strong in Christ are a blessing to others.
So don’t let the current moment define you. Reach out to God. Let him put you back on your feet. You’ll be wiser and more mature. Trust in the Lord and believe!
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
PRAYER WHEN YOU NEED TO BOUNCE BACK (regular text)
Oh heavenly Lord,
You have blessed me. I know you love me. Still, I get tired and set back. The struggle never ends, as you call me to carry my cross.
Reach down to me, oh Lord, lift me up once again. Show me a deeper hope, a more complete joy.
The line of resistance is real. The enemy tempts me to shut down, give in and forget. Cast out his lies, oh Lord. Only you have the words of eternal life.
Help me dig down and break through. Deepen my trust in you. I can only ask for this grace, as on my own I am lost.
Show my heart, once again, that I am your child, my identity eternal, my soul at rest.
Make me strong and solid in the ways of the Lord, so I can carry my cross and glorify your name.
In the name of Jesus,