Rest

Today’s Scripture tells us to rest – be still and knows I am God.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Psalm 46:10 (KJV), ” Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

What the verse means:

Part of learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning to rest.

Praying using the verses:

  1. Heavenly Father, help us be still and know you more intimately, feel your presence.
  2. Lord Jesus, please help our loved one and yourself to get physical rest when possible.
  3. Pray that our loved one would find his/her rest in the adequacy of God.

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Prosper

Today’s passage speaks on our mental health and general well-being.

Today’s Bible Verse:

3 John 1:2 (KJV), “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.”

What the verse means:

John the author is addressing Gaius. The prosperity referred to here is mental health and general well-being.  John wants Gaius to prosper and have good health equal to his spiritual health.

Praying using the verses:

  1. Heavenly Father, we pray that we may prosper, that is, be healthy fiscally.
  2. Lord Jesus, we pray that we would be in physically good health and that health would mirror our spiritual health.
  3. We pray for rest and peace of mind.

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Live or Die

In the world, most people live for themselves and live for today. The live for now lifestyle is different from how a Christian should live. The purpose of the Christian life is to do the Lord’s will and promote his glory by our life. This doesn’t mean you cannot have fun. On the contrary, it allows you to have fun without regrets or feeling ashamed.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Romans 14:8 (KJV), “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.”

What the verse means:

The purpose of the Christian life is to do the Lord’s will and promote his glory by our life. A Christin should do this because they belong to God. Not only do we belong to God in this life but we belong to him even as we are dying and after we die. The passage provides a reminder that the soul does not cease to be conscious at death. We are still the Lord’s.  Even when the body is in the grace, we are the Lords.  2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV) reminds us, “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Praying using the verses:

  1. Heavenly Father, if we live, we live to the Lord. Help us live to the Lord. May you be glorified though our life.
  2. Lord Jesus, if we die, we die to the Lord. Help us to die to the Lord. Help us to remember that even in the grave we are yours.
  3. We proclaim to the world whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lords. Thank you, Lord for the security we have as Believers in the Lord.

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Trust

When dealing with a chronic illness sometimes it is tough to maintain focus or have peace of mind. The person battling the illness often finds themselves dwelling on what is happening to them physically, fiscally, and thinking if they’ll even have a future. It can be hard. Today’s verse gives us hope as it tells us peace of mind is available. The way to peace is to focus on God, not your problem. It is to trust God.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV), “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”

What the verse means:

The key word trust. We have a requirement to trust God. Trusting in God, when our mind is focused on Him, not our troubles allow us to kept in God’s perfect peace.

Praying using the verses:

  1. Heavenly Father, help us to keep our mind steadfast on You.
  2. Thank you for the peace of mind that can only come from God.
  3. Lord Jesus, help us to take our refuge in You.
  4. God, we know you are our only hope in battling our chronic illness.

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