Uncertainty is a Tyrant!

Uncertainty is a tyrant- wielding warriors of anxiety, desperation and helplessness

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There is a deep, raw and primal need to protect our children. In my life I have the privilege and responsibility of listening to the pain, as mother’s hearts are roughly exposed and left vulnerable. Three mothers in differing amounts of struggle from uncertainty poured out their pain as I listened and prayed for them this week.

Between snippets of breathe, I heard the retelling of the story of her daughter’s last moments on earth

I listened to the rigid and unforgiving regimen of cancer treatment endured for a friend’s son battling for his life. We half joked noting that you need therapy just to endure all the therapy.

I listened to a mother torn and confused on treatment options for her son with ADD. Her eyes revealing her desperate desire to quiet the monstrous “what-ifs” the all too familiar, lurking to devour— uncertainty

We have an option, only one, to not only endure the devourer named uncertainity but to conquer it. We have the option of surrendering to the Lord and receiving a whole new perspective. A vision of life that we cannot see because our eyes are darkened by grief and battle torn by circumstances too horrible for us to endure alone.

Pray: Lord Jesus, I am desperate. My heart is breaking and I have no place to find relief. Help me. Help me to see Your mighty hand and to feel Your protection. Guide me Jesus through this mine field. I bind the evil of uncertainty, hopelessness, helplessness and mind numbing mental anguish of the unknown in Jesus name. Take my anxiety from me, I cast it onto You. Let me see the next step in front of me and help me to take it. And then the next, move me as only You are able. Protect my mother heart from the devourer satan as he throws his deceitful darts of doubt. I cry out to the living God to save me, guide me and shelter my raw heart. Only You God. Only You, Jesus. Amen.

Courage and Trust

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Great is the glory of the Lord. You grow in might and stature within my heart with every breathe I receive from You.

Cleanse our speech and purify our words to impart Your truth to those we love. Break apart anything within us that blocks our union with You.

Grant us the knowledge of who we are, so that we might face all challenges with courage and walk upright with integrity.

Lord God, merciful God it is our deepest desire to be filled with the fullness of God, that we may have the richest measure of the divine Presence. For we are convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither this present age nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Help us to sit in the stillness of Your peace and let Your love become fully realized in us. Let our trust in You be complete so that we run beneath your wings to find refuge. We declare His faithfulness will be our shield and rampart at every storm.

Your joy gives us strength to be the fulfillment of Your love to our family and friends. Pour Your favor and anointing out upon us and our families so that we might carry out Your will.

We lift up our voices to praise You our living God. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, holy, holy, holy is the Lord, God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come. All blessing and praise and honor to our King.

Amen.

Romans 8:38-39, Psalm 91:4, Rev. 5:12