Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Thursday, January 13, 2011
As a child of God, it remains absolutely important that we maintain a committed and dedicated lifestyle of prayer. Andi and I have had our share of hardships and difficulties and can testify how the Lord has provided for us over the years. Sometimes, we felt we did not know which way to turn as our situation seemed dire, but just when we came to the end of ourselves, Jesus always turned up and made a way for us. I have learnt during these times that God's ways are completely different to ours and even when we struggle to understand what is happening around us, we have always been able to hold on to the truth that He is for us and have seen God provide over and over again.
I receive so many emails and letters from my dear friends who are going through all sorts of almost unimaginable circumstances and some are experiencing things that make our problems seem so small. And I have found that by encouraging them, it somehow takes my eyes off of my problems and gives me the courage to press on in despite the very things I am going through.
Today, I want to encourage you not to look at your circumstances, but to look to Jesus for in doing so, the things of this earth become strangely dim in the sight of His glory and His grace. So in the midst of the tough times so many of us are going through, we can call this to mind, Jesus remains the Lord of all and we can confidently call His promises to mind, believing that He is able to deliver us despite the things we might be going through.
We pray for your success this day as we know you continue to pray for ours and we speak heavens solutions over you as we stand in agreement this day. I pray that you be strengthened in His mighty name as we declare, by faith, our trust is in the Lord.