I woke up this morning praying. I like to start praying before my feet ever hit the floor, but this morning...I just couldn't get focused...so I simply started praying..."Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus..." I guess when you just don't know how to pray or what to say, Just pray Jesus over and over.
Today I asked God to show me a word and this is what I got...
"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh, is anything to difficult for me?" Which I immediately answered, No, no it's not!
I also found, Romans 8:26-28 this morning as well. I memorized Romans 8:28 back in my high school days...but verses 26 and 27 gave me that extra punch that I needed this morning. "And in the same way the Spirit helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose."
So this morning when I couldn't get past just saying my Jesus' name over and over...the Spirit helped me in my weakness...I do not know how to pray as I should...but He Himself intercedes on my behalf.
Why do I struggle with worrying? I am a daughter of the Most High God...The God who created it all...He's definitely "got my back"...so why do I worry. Pop handed my a thin little book called Letters from Ruth's Attic it is 31 daily devotions written by Ruth Bell Graham; and this little book was compiled after her death. I really enjoy reading her insights and hearing her mother's heart in her writings. Yesterday, I opened it up to Day 30 where she (even Ruth Graham) talked about worrying over her kids. The Lord spoke to her saying "Quit studying the problems and start studying the promises."...Whoa, I needed to hear that? The scripture verse for that devotion was none other than Philippians 4:6-7. Hmmm, sounds like He's trying to tell me something, doesn't it? "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:6-7
The devotion I read today out of Ruth's little book had several little gems that I underlined. God wrote them through her just for me cause he knew I would need them today. She wrote," He asks us to take care of the possible and to trust Him for the impossible. ..Our responsibility is to minister lovingly to the immediate needs of our families and our responsibility is to pray. God will do His part. Salvation and love for God, the willingness to come under His authority, and the longing to do His will joyfully are miracles of grace. And miracles are in God's department, not ours.
Again, I am reminded of the verse He showed me today, "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything to difficult for me?" I am a daughter of the Most High GOD... He has my back! He's got it under control.