Are you facing a challenge, and you feel like you don’t measure up to the task? Or maybe you face complex family issues. You try your best, but there’s so much beyond your reach. You might even feel like a failure.
Falling short is a universal human experience. Nobody can do it all. And sometimes, even when we try our best, we make a mess.
If we ask for God’s help, two incredible things happen. First, he begins to work on the situation. His solutions and timing might not be exactly what we had in mind, but with time, we understand his ways. Second, he works on us to trust him more. We learn to work with him, guided by the Spirit. And we learn to be more humble since we see how much we depend on God.
So in life’s struggles, let God fill in the gaps, both near and far. Instead of seeking specific results or perfection, seek the presence of the Lord. Be not afraid… trust and believe!
Audio message and prayer from Vincent:
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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
PRAYER FOR GOD TO FILL IN THE GAPS
O heavenly Lord,
I can’t seem to get to it all. I’m falling short on time & focus. And sometimes I fall to the floor broken into pieces.
I ask you to complete me, O Lord. Take my limits, my mistakes, even my shame. Place it all in the wounded side of Jesus.
In his body, I am nourished. By his blood, I have peace.
Send your Spirit to where I can’t reach. May your grace and mercy work where I can’t work. Especially in those places inside me where I desperately need your healing love, where I can’t do it myself.
So I’ll lean on you my Lord. I open myself up to you to fill in those empty places that cry out for your grace. And you will hold me together. You will be my strength.
May I continue forward fully trusting in my Lord.
In Jesus name,