Dragged down by the worries and troubles of life? Having faith doesn’t mean easy solutions. Instead, faith in God answers questions that burn deep in your heart. This goes beyond people and circumstances. It let’s you move forward even in the most difficult situations.
A relationship with Jesus is never superficial. You might struggle to accept certain things, and that’s understandable. Still, Jesus’ example speaks to us in a place that goes beyond the present moment… even beyond the pain. Or maybe it helps us understand the pain in a new way.
The fruit of this process – of trusting and depending more on God – is heavenly. It makes your character strong. It gives you clarity and direction. And the Spirit guides you to be a blessing and messenger of salvation. It’s God’s mercy living in and through you.
A message and prayer from Vincent:
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and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
PRAYER TO RISE UP
Oh heavenly Lord,
Here I am. Once more before you. Only you know my true, intimate self. Time and again you show me.
Give me the confidence now, oh Lord, to open myself up to you. Help me to be humble.
At your feet, I place my worry, my fear… my pain.
Take it all, Jesus. Help me to surrender it to you. Let me give up my worry into your wounds.
Show me what it means in a deeper way. Let me know the mind of God as it applies to my heart and soul.
Unite me to you, oh Lord. Here I find healing. Here I am strong.
I rest in you. I depend on you. I trust you.
Christ shows me the depths of the Lord’s love for me. My place as a child of God is indestructible. Nobody can take me from your hand.
Cast out all despair, oh mighty God. Let your Spirit rush in. Give me clarity and courage.
For I am yours. I am loved by God.
With Jesus Christ I rise up,
And I fly fee.