In penning our life story, we must stand in faith knowing that:
The Apostle Paul was passionate: before and after he ‘met’ Jesus. “And when the blood of your martyr Stephen was shed, I stood there giving my approval and guarding the clothes of those who were killing him.” Acts 22:20
Are you passionate? About what?
In 2 Corinthians 11:24-28, Paul writes about all the trouble he endured on his journeys to spread the gospel:
“From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.”
The last statement shows Paul’s “why” – the reason he endured all of the trouble. If most of us had to endure what Paul did, we would have said, “Forget this; this is too hard. I am going home!”
But because of Paul’s love for the church and his desire to please God, he stayed the course.
So your first step in triumphing over trials and tribulation is to determine your “why?” Why is it important to you to stand strong to the end
And we have outstanding grace to cover/lead/seal and guide us.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
My always prayer. My testimony, as few have shared I was allowed back for a reason. To view life, mine has a meaning: to be where I was in my coma. I admit, I need help! On my own, I can do nothing. Jesus, The Word made Man, without The grace of God pointed out time and time again that He was unable to do anything….
So, we seek The will of God in our ALL.
For You, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast Love to all who call upon You. Psalm 86:5
Lord, I call upon Your Essence; help me Father. I am in a quagmire, sinking. I look to You for aid and help. Save me LORD, Amen.
And we ask The Word;
“Be merciful, even as Your Father is merciful.” Luke 6:36
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does The Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
Lord, I cast all airs from my spirit. I am nothing. You Father are my ALL, Amen. You Created me for a purpose. LORD, fulfill Your purpose in me, and for me, I pray in Jesus’ name , Amen.
Oh give thanks to The Lord, for He is good; for His steadfast Love endures forever! 1 Chronicles 16:34
If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Father, LORD Jesus and Holy Spirit within me, You Know all. My thoughts, my desires, my needs and wants. Be glorified in my life LORD. Cleanse me with The blood of Jesus, Amen.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 1 Peter 1:3
Lord, give me patience to wait on You, Amen.
But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display His perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in Him for eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:16
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9
With the merciful you show yourself merciful; with the blameless man you show yourself blameless 2 Samuel 22:26
As we should be: Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Colossians 3:12
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against Him. Daniel 9:9
For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us.
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”