Loving Father, I seek Your grace to speak very cautiously. Help me claim Your unfailing promises even in my darkest hour. You alone can deliver me and grant me victory over my problems. May my words be pleasing and comforting to people around me and may they know Your Love through me! Amen
We must also prepare ourselves for trials and the temptations from the devil because they will happen. When they do use the Word of God and the power of prayer to stand firm.
So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for The Son of Man will come when least expected. Matthew 24:42-44
Praising God in the Storm: Bible Verses for Tough Times
Have you recently experienced a storm in your life and wondered how it would be possible to praise God in the storm? Your storm might be a literal one, such as the Hurricanes we recently experienced in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean, or the wildfires in Montana, Oregon and California. Your life storms might be emotional such as ongoing battles with depression or difficult relationships. Your storms might be spiritual if you feel continually attacked by the enemy or if you question God’s purpose for your life. No matter the type of storm, this Bible reading plan for 30 Days of Praising God in the Storms of Life, is for you
What Does it Mean to Praise God in the Storm?
Notice that this reading plan isn’t about merely surviving through a storm or its aftermath, but it involves actually praising God in the midst of the storm. Are you as challenged by this as I am?
How to Praise God During of Trials
I’ll be the first to stay it’s not easy to praise God in the midst of life’s most challenging situations and this is an area where I am continually learning and growing as a Christian.
Here are some specific ways to praise God during whatever storms you are experiencing in your life.
Praise God for who He is.
Praise God for what he is done for you in the past.
Praise God that He works all things together for good (Romans 8:28).
Praise God knowing He has the resolution to your problem or situation already in the works.
Praise God because it is your job (Luke 19:40).
If you feel you can, praise God for the trouble you are experiencing.
Praising God in the storms of life does not mean you necessarily praise God for the difficulty going on, although it’s possible. I’ve read of people praising God for cancer, although I admit I’m not in that place with some of my toughest problems.
There is much sin, and the result of sin, in our world and this doesn’t mean we place blame on God. God never desires evil or for bad things to happen to us.
As we step into a new month, I pray that the Almighty God will create a shield of protection around you and your household and that His provision and presence will continue to abide with you and your household. In this new month, every covenant of impossibility and curses will be broken from and over your lives in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
All in all there are about a dozen dreams in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament (of the dreams in the New Testament, five, in Matthew, pertain to divine guidance of the Holy Family; in Acts 2:17, Peter quotes Joel 3:1, and in Matt. 27:19, Pilate’s wife shares with her husband a frightening dream and tells him to spare Jesus). However, what exactly constitutes a dream may be hard to tell. The distinction between dream and vision is not always apparent.
Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond Man’s scrutiny]. For what person perceives (knows and understands) what passes through a Man’s thoughts except the Man’s own spirit within him? Just so no one discerns (comes to know and comprehend) the thoughts of God except The Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God. And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by The [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the Holy Spirit]. But the natural, nonspiritual Man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of The Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to them; and they are incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. But the spiritual Man tries all things [they examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet are themselves to be put on trial and judged by no one [the spiritual minded can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into them]. For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of The Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But, Alleluia! We have the mind of Christ (The Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. [Isa. 40:13.]
Besides Jacob’s well-known dream of the ladder, we find the main elaboration on dreams in the book of Daniel, with Nebuchadnezzar’s two dreams, and particularly in Genesis, with Joseph’s dreams and interpretations.
The attitude towards dreams in the Bible is ambiguous. While Daniel and Joseph are celebrated dream interpreters, in other instances warnings are voiced against the deceit and falsehood of dreams. In Jeremiah, God ridicules and warns, “I have heard what the prophets said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have…”
Father LORD, renew my spirit each day that I may grow in knowledge and Love and dependence on You. Grant me an insatiable appetite for Your Love, guidance and wisdom. Father, constantly renew me in my thoughts, ways and spirit each day and moment I am in Your Presence, Amen.
In Exodus 3:14, Your words, “I Am That I Am” calls out to me. You are the past, present, and future; and so, You have already seen the outcome of all of the decisions that I can make now. God, I just ask that You help me make the best one. I thank You for listening oh Lord.
Prayer for Guidance and Discernment
Father, today is a new day and thus, a very different experience from last time. So I ask that you guide and help me be a better judge of all situations, tasks, and decisions that I’ll meet today. Lord, always pick the best for me, regardless if I’m working or playing with my loved ones. Thank You for answering my prayer—and In Jesus Name I pray.
Prayer for Help with Problems
Lord God, I come before You now to request your divine intervention in my life. This is a battle that I cannot fight alone, seeing as my previous attempts led me here. So I’m here today to ask that You teach me how to solve these problems.
Only You know the safest answers to all of them and I pray that You walk me through each. Thank You for always being with me God, Amen.
Prayer for Divine Wisdom
Father above, I’m here to ask some things from You. I ask for patience to wait for Your insights into problems and situations that’ll arise around me. Lord, never allow me to commit to impatience and face the consequences of not applying deep wisdom. I thank You my God, and In Jesus Name I pray.
More Verses from the Bible About Discernment
Hosea 14:9 – Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; Whoever is discerning, let him know them For the ways of the LORD are right, And the righteous will walk in them, But transgressors will stumble in them.
Job 6:30 – Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern calamities?
Proverbs 15:21 – Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.
Hebrews 5:14 – But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
Psalm 119:66 – Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments