Let’s be honest! There is discouragement around us every day in this world. The world is a broken and dark place that needs the redemption of Jesus. We are here to bring the light of His gospel, but sometimes we get battle-weary and we fight discouragement.
I was driving into Laramie awhile back and the song “Another in the Fire” came on the radio. I knew that I had heard this song before, but that particular day these lyrics really spoke to me:
There was another in the fire
Standing next to me
There was another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden
Where another died for me
What a great reminder of the presence of the Lord with us every day. When we are discouraged, He is right beside us. We are never alone. As you pray, I suggest you meditate on these promises:
Prayer: Lord, thank You for Your presence every moment of every day. Please elevate us above the discouragement so that we will not be consumed. This world is a crazy place these days, but our hope is not in the world. Our hope is in You! Thank You, thank you, thank you for loving us and calling us Your own. Empower us to do Your work here as salt and light. We pray in Your Name, Jesus! Amen.
Weekly Corporate Prayer times:
Sundays, 9:15am, church sanctuary
Wednesdays, 8:30-8:45am via conference call; 712-770-4928, 775792#