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10/11/2021 03:00 - 11/11/2021 02:00

“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me” - Isaiah 49:16 (NIV).

Driving through a thunderstorm can be a nightmare. If there are hailstones it can even be worse. In some places cars are expected to beam lights but then not everyone does. This is for a reason. Without proper sight every now and then cars skid, bump into each other, go over bridges and crush.

Life, also, can at times be like passing through a thunderstorm. Suddenly there are hailstones flying from every direction. It is like being in a war zone with shots fired from all direction. In those moments the way ahead is blurred. If one moves ahead along the same pace without proper vision there is all the possibility of crushing.

What do you do when caught up in a thunderstorm? Sometime the best thing when it is raining crazy with furious winds blowing hard is to pause and let the thunderstorm pass. A gentle prayer does not hurt as well.

There is a sing written by Don Moen of Hossana music with beautiful lyrics for any passing through a storm: “God will make a way! Where there seems to be no way! He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me. He will be my guide. Hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day. He will make a way, He will make a way!”

Just in case you were to find yourself trapped like one passing through a thunderstorm along the highway, do not lose faith, but hold still and let those gracious lyrics fill you with hope. For “He can do exceedingly, abundantly. Above all that we could ever ask or think”!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, for where there are thunderstorms around me, how I know and trust you will make a way, for you have said, “Be still and know I am God!”

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    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God”- (Philippians 4:6).

    Perhaps you have heard of a certain old magical trade known as mind reading. According to this trade which has been around for millenniums and has its share of tricksters, mind readers are able to discern thought patterns of individuals before they even utter a word. There are places in the world where this, as expected, is a lucrative occupation, with practitioners, often crafty magicians, demanding hefty fees, just to tell thoughts of others.

    As Christians, of course, we have an all knowing God, who has said, “Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him”  ( Mathew 6:8). Further, our Lord has pointed out, “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words” ( Mathew 6:7). As Christians when we come to God, we do so with full confidence, that He already knows our needs and will meet them according to his glorious riches in heaven.

    Of particular interest for us here is that while God perfectly knows our needs before we even dare utter a single word, still it is incumbent upon us to make our requests known to Him. A parent may have long noticed a child has a need for a new pair of shoes; but it is another dimension, when the child does come out and share aloud that his pair is worn out, hurting and is quite in need of a new one. The parent takes notice, especially when the matter is presented with such conviction and urgency. This is why Hannah cried out to God for a child ( 1 Samuel 1:9-18).

    In our relationship with God, as the Apostle Paul advises us, it is not just enough to assume and let matters be, that after all God knows all our needs, but we too bear a responsibility to make our requests known to Him. Once we are done with that, we let God do  His part, allowing “the peace of God, which transcends all understanding” ( Philippians 4:7) to flood us.
    So, today, do not hold back your needs from the Almighty God. He has paved the way to walk to Him through His son Jesus Christ, to present your case, bear out your heart’s desire, and let Him do His part!

    Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I rise to make my requests known to you, knowing you have heard me even before I utter a single word, assured that you will meet each and every one of my needs, according to your glorious riches in heaven!