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Staff prayer: 04/05/20

After Every Storm Comes a Rainbow!

  • How do you usually handle the storms of life?
  • How are you coping with recent events?

 

 Mark 4:35-40

This scripture helps us reflect on what we should be reminded of during the storms of life like the Coronavirus.

 

  1. The Presence of Christ.

We need to remember the presence of Christ and remind ourselves that he is close to us and with us every day. Therefore, we should not feel lonely or alone. He is by our side! God never promised us this life would be easy, but He does promise that He is bigger than any storm we face in this world. God is always working for our good, even in the places where we cannot see, even in the circumstances that we do not fully understand. He is with us every step of the way.

 

  1. The Power of Christ.

We need to remember the power of Christ. He can make the impossible possible.

His power is greater than the coronavirus! Our storms might look different in this life, but they all can change us – forever. God is the Only One who has the power to take what seems tragic and devastating to turn it around for good. It may not happen as quickly as we would like, it may feel like a struggle; we might find ourselves longing for another way, but blessing will come from it. For it is the way God works. The “good” will shine through.

 

  1. The Peace of Christ.

We need to remember the peace of Christ. Christ is perfect, ever-present, and passes all understanding. In some of the most difficult times in life, I have learned the power of praying God’s words back to him. It alone holds the ability to soothe our souls, to refresh our spirits, and cause hope to rise above the pain we might be feeling. Though our circumstances may not be immediately changed, though our hearts may still be hurting, we are reminded through His Truth to set our eyes on Him, that is the best place for them to be. Be assured today, God knows your way, He sees your pain, He has not forgotten you, and He is still at work, even in the most difficult of times.

 

Prayer

 

Lord, you remind us over and over in your Word that you are always with us. You tell us not to fear and you draw us close into your Presence. You are the only place we find refuge in the storms that surround us right now Lord. You are the only place we can find peace and strength. So, we ask you for your words of truth and power to strengthen us in our inner being. We praise you God, for you go before us and cover us from behind. You walk beside us and make our footsteps firm. You are our Protector and Defense. We never have to fear that we are alone, thank you for your powerful Presence surrounding us. We renew our focus on You this day, and thank you advance for all that you will do.

We love you; we need you; we choose to look to you today, and every day…

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

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