Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
There are times when God delivers us from the storms in our lives. There are also times when he wants us to go through the storm so when it’s over we come out of it stronger than before. God will get us through it and he is always protecting us with his love and mercy.
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Every believer at one time or another has doubts about their purpose. As long as you still have some faith God will work with what you have. It’s not about your power or your strength, it’s about having faith in the power of Christ. When you feel doubt and fear creeping in ask God to help you overcome your unbelief and increase your faith.
A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?
God is at work in your life and is directing your steps for his purpose. You may be going through a hard time, but if you are faithful and obedient even when you don’t understand where he’s leading you, you will see the fruits of your labor.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Jesus Christ to do the good works, which God prepared in advanced for us to do.
God put a desire in your heart for a purpose that he planned long ago. Step out in faith asking God for guidance and direction in fulfilling your God given dreams. Don’t let doubts or the devil keep you from being all you can be for the Lord.
I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
No matter what is going on in your life keep praising the Lord! Praise invites God’s presence into your situation and gets your focus off of you and onto God. The more you praise God the better you’ll feel about the things that are getting you down because praise defeats the enemy.
I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.
During prayer take time to be still and reflect on all that the Lord has done for you. This is especially helpful when your current circumstances are challenging. Remembering the ways God has been merciful to you in the past will give you comfort and peace as he brings you through your present situation.