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A Prayer for God to Be Your Protect and Portion At present – Your Every day Prayer – Might 24

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A Prayer For God To Be Your Protect And Portion At present
By Chris Eyte

“When the servant of the person of God received up and went out early the subsequent morning, a military with horses and chariots had surrounded town. ‘Oh no, my lord! What lets do?’ the servant requested. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those that are with us are greater than those that are with them.’ And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, in order that he may even see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he regarded and noticed the hills stuffed with horses and chariots of fireplace throughout Elisha.” – 2 Kings 6:15-17

I really like this passage within the Bible as a result of it sums up the non secular actuality in all tough circumstances. What number of instances can we see the enemy and opposing forces in opposition to us, similar to Elisha’s servant? And that places us in a panic – but the angelic armies of the Residing God are unseen however current nonetheless, and much larger. We simply must see that substantial fact!

Religion shouldn’t be solely confidence in our hopes for the long run (Hebrews 11:1) however “assurance about what we don’t see”. Which means right here and now. That is why our religion in Christ offers us the leverage wanted to win the day by day battles in life. If the Lord is your portion (Lamentations 3: 24) – the bread in your life – watch for him to behave within the not possible. He’s omnipresent within the battle. 

It appears to be a recurring theme within the Bible that when a state of affairs is introduced as not possible, God makes it much more not possible earlier than He acts and modifications the result. Consider Sarah, Abraham’s spouse, who offers delivery at a really previous age. Inconceivable! Consider Moses trapped by the ocean as he leads his folks away from Pharaoh. God rolled the ocean again. Inconceivable! Consider Elijah, who pours water on the altar repeatedly after the false prophets fail to set alight their sacrifice to Baal. The Lord sends hearth from heaven and units the drenched wooden ablaze. Inconceivable!

Or consider Gideon who was instructed by God to squeeze his military all the way down to a handful of males earlier than going into battle. He wins in opposition to overwhelming numbers. Inconceivable! Or Paul the foremost opponent of Christians, made blind, then sees and turns into the foremost proponent of Christians. Inconceivable! All these conditions had been not possible and made extra not possible – however God acted ultimately. 

Maybe essentially the most not possible of all is humankind, plagued with the an infection of evil, rescued from hell by the self-sacrifice of the dwelling God within the guise of the first-century humble carpenter, Jesus Christ.

Derek Richmond was a runner within the 1992 Summer season Olympics in Barcelona. Within the 400m semi-final, Richmond tore his hamstring about 250 meters from the end line. The runner crashed onto the bottom however received himself up and limped closely across the monitor. Instantly, TV cameras centered on an older man trotting onto the pitch who reached the runner. The stranger put his arms throughout the youthful man’s again and helped him to finish the lap, reaching the end line at a strolling tempo. It was Jim Redmond, father of Derek, serving to his son to finish the race, to rousing applause from the 65,000 spectators. 

That iconic second in sporting historical past is an illustration of how God is our defend and portion. We don’t want to finish the race alone after we are in bother and face the not possible. God is holding us up, strolling with us arm-on-arm as we cross the end line. 

Let’s pray:

Father God.
You might be God of the not possible and to be each cherished and feared. When conditions overwhelm me and the percentages are in opposition to me, I thanks that your love stands agency and is dependable. I don’t perceive why issues work out so tough typically, however all the time you present by means of and show as soon as once more that it’s your good, excellent, and pleasing will that concludes a matter. Your grace is enough for me. You might be my power, my defend, and my portion now and ceaselessly. In Jesus’ title. Amen.  

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Christopher Eyte lives together with his spouse Céline and three kids in Swansea, Wales, UK. He has labored as a journalist for a few years and writes his personal weblog (hislovefrees.life) encouraging others of their stroll with Jesus. He grew to become a Christian in February 2002, after a buddy defined God’s wonderful grace!

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