Oh Lord, I pray that people will not lose their faith while in these difficult and dark times we live in. There are many hardships that we are all facing when it comes to losing a loved one in death, losing a job, finanical issues, going through a chronic illness, marriage and family issues, addiction problems, and more, including sin. Everyone has something they are going through which we cannot fix on our own. So, Lord, Your presence is what we need in order to buffer the storms and not be swallowed up in them. The enemy would love to take us captive and put his clutches in us all, but You are stronger than he is. His temptations have so many holes in them, which always lead us to feel guilty and shameful afterward. And it is not worth losing my relationship with You, Jesus, over my fleshly lust, covetousness, or lying. What the world offers cannot compare to what I have built up with You over these years. You mean more to me than anything else in life. Lord, to You I give the highest praise. I give You honor and praise, this day, and forever. There is no one like You, God. Thank You for saving a wretch like me and for pointing me on the right path. I would still be on the path of destruction until now, but You have delivered me from death and hell. I owe my life to You. You did not have to pay the price for my sins and the rest of this world, but You willingly died for us all. Thank You, Jesus. It pains me to know how much You suffered for me, but I am so grateful You did it. Lord, it is in these dark times that I need Your light in my life. Only through Your guidance and direction can I know which way to go in life and be safe in return. Therefore, I will keep You close to my heart all my days. I never want to lose You again. Heaven is where I desire to be, for You are there. I love You. Amen.
Job 27:2-6 (KJV)
2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
The enemy can take away our possessions, but still, he cannot take away our faith in Christ. Our joy in the Lord is what matters.