When we face a chronic illness too often, we rush in and try to accomplish everything in our own power. We manage this. We plan that. We listen to friend A or to family member B. We may hear different recommendations from our healing team, that is the doctors, ministers, and caregivers. We need to seek God and listen for his voice. We do this through prayer, Bible reading, and listening to sermons. Sometimes were are in such a rush to get to a solution or get things under control that we miss hearing from The Great Physician. We need to remember the words of Psalm 46:10 (KJV), “Be still, and know that I am God:” Sometimes we need to be still before we can hear God.
Today’s Bible Verse:
Psalm 143:8 (KJV) “Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.”
What the verse means:
As we face trials and hardships, we can find ourselves overwhelmed. When we become inundated by fear, grief, depression, and self-pity, it becomes hard to hear God. Today’s verse reminds us to spend time with God, to begin our day with God. As Christians, we can trust God. We can ask him to both guide us and to lift us up.
Praying using the verses:
- Heavenly Father, draw us to you in the morning where we can hear thy righteousness.
- Lord Jesus, we place our trust in thee. Help us to always put all our trust in Thee.
- We ask your Holy Spirit to speak to our spirit to guide us in the way we should walk.
- We pray you would lift our her soul unto thee.
- Pray for our children and grandchild to be drawn to You, experience You and choose to attend worship services.
- Pray for a day of rest.
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