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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Where Can We Go?

Jean Oathout: So many are stressed out, asking where they can go for the help they need when sickness and other troubles strike. (Photo credit: Think Stock)

The following message is to encourage you to consider the True Source of healing . . .

Rebecca Barlow Jordan: "Are you suffering from a winter cold or possibly chronic pain for years, maybe even a life-threatening illness? Do you find it difficult to pray when you’re not well, or maybe you feel like you’re praying the same words over and over again? 

   When we feel helpless we often cling to control as a life raft, but Christ tells us to cling to him during times of illness and every other time imaginable. He has the power to heal us, and he has the power to comfort us and to give us new hope. 

   He gives us rest when we are weary and peace when we are uncertain. If you find it hard to pray during difficult times you are not alone; pray along with these words now!

   Jesus, you control all the parts of my body, and you know when they’re not working at their best. Sickness leaves me stressed and steals time from all the things I want to be doing. I’m honest, Lord. I don’t like to be sick. But times like this also make me rest in you, so I thank you for this chance simply to wait on you.

   I come to you today asking for your touch, Lord. Help me to be patient and allow you to do your work. If doctors are involved, give them wisdom, and thank you for providing the help I need, however you choose to provide. Whether this is a test, or simply a time to trust, I want my response to honor you.

   As my Good Shepherd, I know you will lead me beside quiet places and restore my soul and body. I trust you and want to follow your leading. Help me to welcome this time not as an interruption in my carefully planned schedule, but as an opportunity to draw strength and nourishment for the journey ahead. 

   You are my healer and my Great Physician. I look to you and give thanks for the promises in your Word that assure me of your presence and your help.

   Teach me what you want me to learn during these unpleasant times, Lord. Help me not to take out my discomfort on those around me, and show me how to be a good patient while I’m recovering. 

   In these days of sickness, Lord, I’m trusting you and asking you to make me well. And when you’ve restored my health, give me wisdom so I can treat my body as the temple of your Spirit. I’m eager to get back on my feet serving you, but I realize that even in sickness, I can still draw near to you. Thank you, Jesus!" (As seen on GodVine)

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. 

She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through You can find out more about Rebecca

Today’s Bible verse: 

      2 Chron. 20:17 a (KJV) "Ye shall not need to fight in this 
       battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the 
       salvation of the LORD with you."

Today’s quotes:  

~ Sharon Jaynes"When God invites you to join Him in His work, what you do next reveals what you truly believe. If you trust Him completely and follow His lead in the great dance of obedience, then you will experience the spins, twirls, and lifts of the glory life Jesus came to give. If you decide to sit this one out because of fear, then the chairs along the wall are positioned just for you to sit and watch the less fearful wow the crowd. But know this: The band is playing your song." (From Big Assignments begin with Tiny “Yeses” by Sharon Jaynes

~ "How God must long for us to meet Him in His Word, to be elated by His message of love, to be delighted by His gracious promises, to be comforted and inspired in life's dark hours. He yearns to be all things to us." Lois J. Stucky (1928-2014)

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Our question today:  

       So, what am I to do?

Answer: Ask God to reveal Himself to you, and show you what you'll need to think, say and do. He's Faithful and true to His Word. So, go seek His knowledge and wisdom from His Word, and from those who already know Him well. He longs for you to admit you need His help.


Father, reveal Yourself to me in such a way 

that I won't miss it. I admit I need Your help!

I ask You to lead me beside quiet places, and 

to restore my soul and body. 

Help me learn to look to You during these 
unpleasant times, and to grow in my 
faith through it all.
I find it hard to pray during difficult times, 
so remind me that Your Holy Spirit is 
within me, and willing to help me.
I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

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When we Cry Out to God Dr. Charles F. Stanley tells us that "Crying out to God is the spontaneous response to an urgent need.

It differs from typical prayer, which involves periods of worship, petitioning, and intercession; this distraught call focuses entirely on one difficulty.

The problem can be heartbreaking . . . "

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