Have You Given Up? Linger On A Little Longer : Day 19

Have you given up on God?

Sometimes I feel so exasperated, having prayed about certain things for so long yet I haven’t received a response. Or should I say, a favorable response. Over the years, I have become more cautious as I make requests of God. More recently, I have learned to pray ‘safe’ prayers. You know, those that I don’t peg too much hope on. Folly.

Yet, God has convicted my heart, asking me if I really trust Him. And, if I don’t trust Him, who do I trust? The thing about my relationship with God, is that I know that there is no one else I can trust. So, even as I give up, I end up back at square one; trusting Him.

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I love the story about the lady with the issue of blood. She pressed in, past the crowd. She knew where the power lay and believed that if she just touched the hem of His garment she would be healed. Her touching the hem of His garment did not go without Him noticing.

43 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding,[a] and she could find no cure. 44 Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.

45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.”

46 But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” 47 When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed. 48 “Daughter,” he said to her,“your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8

What is the cry of your heart?

What are you battling with?

What do you need God to do?

Have you given up on pressing in to touch the hem of his garment?

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Press in. He is God. Refuse to leave without a touch from Him, let Him know that you are desperate for Him, that you need Him; that you are nothing without Him.

He is God.

The prayer of the day:

Dear God,

I acknowledge that you are God, regardless of any battle I face, regardless of any situation in my life. You see my heart, you know how weary it is, but with the little energy I have, I choose to pursue you. I need a touch from you, no one, nothing else will do. It is You that I want, you that I need, You that I desire.

I declare that there is no other name but Jesus that has power, freedom and victory. Here I am, calling on your name Jesus. Saying that while on others you are waiting do not pass me by. Set me free from anything that holds me captive, heal me from every hurt and disease that courses through my body, show yourself strong in my life. Encourage me, let your light shine as you lift me from the dark hole that I have slipped in to. Speak to me, love on me, satisfy me.

Jesus, I need you. Only You can set me free. Only You can satisfy me.

In Jesus name I pray and believe,

Amen

My heart is at peace now. May the Lord pursue you and touch you in a very personal way.

The song of the day:

I love this song.

Indeed there is no other name but Jesus.

Blessings,

Bibi2be

P.S if you would like me to stand with you in prayer, send me an email on ess@bibi2be.com

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