Draw a Line in Prayer

Sunday, September 24, 2017

“…And God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7 GNT)

There are situations in life where you have to draw a line.  There comes a point, when you’re praying, that you draw that line and say, “That’s it; God’s going to do it.  I’m going to trust him now.”  Jesus gave us the parable of the unjust judge, who relented and granted the widow her request, because she kept asking and didn’t give up.  Likewise, we have to pray through.  In fact, we must keep praying until we know that God has heard us.  But when we have received that assurance in prayer, then we have to put our trust in God.  You see, very often, repeated prayer is not a sign of faith, but rather of a lack of faith; because there comes a time when you have to say, “It is done!”

When I look back on my life, oh, the battles God has forced me to face.  And all along, God has been telling me, “Trust me.”  Are you carrying a heavy burden today?  You can’t carry it, because you weren’t made to carry it.  It will weigh you down.  Will you give it to the Lord?  Tell God what you need today; then, in the confidence that he has heard you, give your burden to him.  When you do, the peace of God will flood your heart and your mind.  Do it today.

Read Philippians 4:4-9.

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