Attributes of God to Keep in Mind When Praying About Chaotic Situations in Life and the World (Based on Joshua 1:9)

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Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali

All wise Heavenly Father, I come to You in the Name of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to thank You for the encouragement You speak to me through Your Word in these uncertain times in life and the world we live in. Direct me to pray with trust in the fact that You are everywhere and are in control of all circumstances, just as You told Joshua in Joshua in 1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

It is encouraging to know that in addition to You being in control, there are many Scripture verses that emphasize that You are always good, even if there are some in the world who deny that. Nahum 1:7 “The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” Psalm 100:5For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.

Another attribute for me to think about is that You are just. I do not have to be concerned whether justice will be served. What You told Israel in Deuteronomy 32:4 is still true today. “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.” No matter what happens, I can also depend on You to be faithful. 1 Corinthians 10:13aNo temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful.

Sometimes, as hard as it may be, I ask You to direct me to think about these attributes when I face or hear about difficult situations:

  • God is in control
  • God is good
  • God is just
  • God is faithful

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

P.S. These prayers will only work if you have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you need help understanding God’s plan of salvation for you (the way to heaven), go to this page on our site: https://timewithourcreator.com/2016/06/02/salvation/

God’s Purpose in Our Trials and Suffering

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For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,Philippians 1:29

Heavenly Father, thank you for the promise that You will ultimately restore, conform, strengthen and establish me despite any suffering I experience here on earth (1 Peter 5:10). Thank you that through the difficulties in my life I can come to a better understanding of the ultimate suffering that Jesus went through on the cross when He died for me.

Father, give me an understanding that I liveĀ in a fallen world and that therefore some stress and suffering is to be expected. Let me see the difference between suffering for Christ and suffering because of bad choices that I make. In either kind of suffering, show me how to experience the answer found in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

I ask that You will encourage and bless the many Christians throughout the world who are living with the daily threat of martyrdom for their faith in You.

Thank you that as I go through this life as a believer, I can look forward to having the reality found in Revelation 21:4 at the end of my life: “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

In Jesus’ Name I come, Amen.