Are you in the middle of a very hard trial right now? Maybe you don’t see a way out or maybe things have been tough for a long time, but God is at work. You can count on it.
It’s normal to feel down and troubled during difficult times. This does not mean you don’t have faith. It just means you are human. Still, during the hard times, it can be especially hard to pray and trust in God.
Don’t let go of Jesus though. Don’t give up hope. Hang on tight to him!
No matter how things turn out, difficult times can always be used for good. Trust in the plans and promises of God. You may not fully understand now, but eventually the Lord will reveal deeper truths to you.
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
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And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, la′ma sabach-tha′ni?” that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
and I will give him the morning star.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
PRAYER FOR HARD TIMES IN LIFE
O merciful Lord,
I’m facing a tough time. I don’t want to lose hope, but it hurts. I’m broken.
Do you see me Lord?
Right now, things look so dark. So I cry out to you. I seek the impossible peace.
Let me let go, O Lord, all my fears and suffering into your hands.
Help me to trust in your will despite the trials and hurt. Cast out the enemy, O Lord. Strike down his influence and lies.
My Lord Jesus bled and died for me. May this truth penetrate my heart to heal me and set me free.
Grant me the grace of Christ that shines bright in the night, the morning Star rising in new life and glory.
I am yours, O Lord, now, in the struggle, and forever in your glory.
In Jesus name,