The Devotional read “As we walk with Jesus in this life, we may be filled with His love, satisfied with His presence. When the Lord’s people are filled with meekness and tenderness, they will realize that His banner over them is love, and His fruit will be sweet to their taste.” EGW
The vicissitudes of life has many believers living in a state of emotional turmoil. How often we forget that we have Jesus, our Burden-Bearer. Yes, Jesus extends the invitation to give Him all of our cares, sorrows, the little annoyances, and our daily challenges.
“Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” (1 Peter 5:7, Amplified Bible)
Have you made it to this point in your spiritual journey? No? You are not alone. Many of us struggle with letting go of the daily challenges of life. We wait until we are totally overwhelmed and then wonder, “Where is God?”
“Even before they call, I will answer, and while they are speaking, I will hear.” (Isaiah 65:24).
God is just a prayer away. Learn to pray immediately. Be intentional and express your innermost feelings to God. Thankfully, we do not have to pray repetitious prayers.
The angel told Daniel, “Then he said, ‘Do not be afraid Daniel. Since the first day you begin to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.'” (Daniel 10:12).
Jesus forewarned us of the trials and sorrows we would have, yet, we have the greatest option, “Prayer brings us into His presence and gives us peace in our stormy struggles.”
Gods promises are “Yes and Amen.” Embrace Jesus’ invitation to give your cares to Him and you will proclaim, “Truly, His banner over me is love!”
Prayer: God, we desperately need Your divine intervention. Please give us peace and the faith to wait on your answer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.