We’re all finding it difficult to stay steady these days. There’s just too much to worry about it seems, right? Well it might be time to dial down your focus. It’s not that you don’t care, but you can’t fix all the problems of this world.
Refocus on what you can change. Place your attention where it’s needed most. Your family, work, church, and friendships. Don’t withdraw from and neglect these spaces. If you’re feeling hopeless and helpless, know that in these core areas you can make a huge impact.
If you’re confused and seeking truth, go back to the Gospel. Nourish yourself with the truth that speaks to your heart. Jesus died for you. He forgives you and loves you. He rose from the dead. Christ will come again. Believe. Trust. Be solid and move forward.
You can do it! God will help you!
Audio message about this prayer from Vincent:
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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world.”
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.”
Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life; and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
PRAYER TO STAY STEADY AND SOLID
O merciful Lord,
Life was already hard enough and now there’s much more trouble. The world is in such turmoil. What can I do, O Lord? Where can I go?
Rise up, O Lord, rise up! In the name of Jesus Christ strike down the evil one with your mighty hand. Free me from my worry & fear.
Show me again, O Lord, as you have so many times, that your Spirit guides me to face even the toughest trial. Give me courage & clarity. May my faith and hope shine even more intensely as Jesus Christ is forever my King.
Every moment, every task lived in faith is a victory. Keep me steady, keep me sharp. By your Spirit I remain solid. Upon your Word, I stand firm. I will not be moved from the Rock that is Jesus Christ my Lord.
In Jesus name I pray,