Oct 9, 2017

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What Can I Do?

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What can I do?…This is a question I’ve asked myself, others, and God a lot lately. It seems as though every time I try to get up, I’m knocked back down by yet another emotional blow that weighs down my soul. I don’t know what quite to do when my heart is bleeding for others. What can I give? And, when I do give, did I give enough? How do I help stop the hurting? What words do I have that are soft enough to comfort the grieving heart of a mother who just lost her son? How much blood do I have to donate to everyone who’s bleeding to death? How much money? Clothes? Food?…My means are limited and it hurts, bad.

 

It’s in those moments when I feel helpless to help that I must remember that the most effective means to aid is prayer. Prayer is the bridge that connects God to the people that need His touch, His protection, and His strength. And, for those moments when I want to fight back – I want someone to pay for all the devastating aftermath – prayer is the weapon that strikes the real culprit. I have to continuously be mindful that the fight for peace must first be addressed spiritually because that’s where the fight against it initiated. All my efforts to take action within my strength, though good, are not enough and they don’t touch the root. But, prayer does.

 

I guess the task is having faith that prayer is working when its effects can’t immediately be seen with the naked eye. It’s the same faith that’s required to receive salvation – you don’t immediately feel changed. You believe therefore you speak, you pray, you trust God to do the work. And, that trust speaks the loudest when it bends its knees to pray.

 

I have to encourage myself: Keep praying. Keep trusting. Keep mourning. Keep getting back up. Keep helping. Keep loving. Keep looking to God…I cannot get weary. My actions are making a difference, but my prayers are making the biggest difference.

 

Will you pray with me? Will you fight alongside me? When there’s a battle, you don’t go to a completely different venue to stand your ground. No, you go to the battlefield, and prayer takes us right in the trenches. **G.I.G.**
 

“To end my letter I tell you, be strong in the Lord and in His great power. Wear the full armor of God. Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s clever tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing. So stand strong with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living. On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong. And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the Evil One. Accept God’s salvation as your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all of God’s people.”Ephesians 6:10-18 ERV

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