A Prayer for When You Feel God Has Abandoned You

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9 KJV)

  The world misleads us and tells us “Follow your heart” or “Go with your feelings.” But our hearts and our feelings are not stable. They sway with the events of each day. They can mislead us as they vacillate and often walk us into the depths of deception and pain. Why would we follow what is unstable, inconsistent, and unreliable? Why wouldn’t we instead choose to follow an unchanging Truth? The Truth of God. If you are in that place of hurting, in that place where you feel as though God has left your side, incorporate these 6 strategies into your everyday life. I promise, a day will come where you will once again feel His presence and see His handiwork.

  1. Prayboldly and authentically. Pour out all that lies in the heart.
  2. Listenfor His answers. Sometimes we speak and do too much, drowning out the subtle voice of Jesus.
  3. PraiseGod for all He is! Gratitude and praise are powerful weapons against pain.
  4. WorshipHim even when it’s difficult. Maintaining a life of worship keeps our hearts in tune with Him.
  5. ReadGod’s Word keeping it sealed in the heart. Learn of the hope within those pages.
  6. Contradictfeelings with Truth. Taking every feeling before the Word of God. Rewriting it with the light of His Truth will bring healing and show the traces of God’s hand in each step. Read more…

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A Prayer to Keep the Enemy from Stealing Our Joy

“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10) Don’t let the enemy steal your joy today. He’ll try you know. You may not even realize it until it’s too late. From the moment your feet hit the floor, he’ll do all that he can to distract you, to overwhelm you, to frustrate you, and to stir up worry and strife. Often his ways are subtle, other times they’re clearer. It’s what he does best. Stealing. Killing. Destroying. Just say “no.” Don’t let him win.   We have a choice of who we listen to and what we believe. Recognize who is at the root of it all, and push past his lies; step over his traps. God gives us the power through His Holy Spirit to live free from the entanglement of sin. Read more…


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