Oh Lord, I pray that we will come to You at all times and in all places, no matter the season in our lives. When things are not going well it is easy to look at the bad things in life and become very discouraged. Surely, this is what the enemy wants us to be thinking. He doesn’t wish us to be full of cheer, while in Your presence. Instead, he wishes that the storms of life will continue to beat us down. But Lord, I trust that You are still our deliver. I know that You can do all things in my life and others of whom I pray for. What we need are more believers coming together in prayer and fellowship. Then, would You be able to move in more people’s lives at once. Church is one thing, but seeking Your hand throughout the week is another. Lord, I am lost without You, but am encouraged and full of life when You are with me. I love it when I am at a brother and sister’s house in the faith and we are praying, reading the Bible, and/or breaking bread together. My heart is always racing in these moments, and I come out of it so alive in You, Jesus. It makes me want more of You and less of me each time. Lord, there are things that I could be doing better. That I could be removing more things that are of the world, of which are holding me back still. And so I give it to You now, knowing that You will replace these things with blessings and wisdom from heaven. Yes, God, I no longer seek what is earthly, but what is in heaven. May Your hand of mercy be more than visible in my life and others that I reach for Your kingdom. I love You, Lord. You are my God, Jesus, and I worship You. Amen.
Acts 27:33-36 (KJV)
33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.
36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
Our peace comes from God. Pray when things are going south in your life. He will bring a smile to your face and start leading you.