“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he said.” Mark 11:23
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
At this very moment, there are many people who are hurting physically, emotionally, and spiritually. At first glance, most of us would never see the hurts of others. But, if we dig a little deeper and invest some time into another, there is no doubt that we will find that person bearing the weight of some stressful circumstance–either theirs personally, or that of a family member, friend, or acquaintance. In this life, no one is exempt from experiencing tough times.
Many are hurting today due to loss of a loved one, a lack of employment, thereby creating financial stresses. Still, others are burdened with relationship or health issues. Some lack direction for their lives. For those who do not have financial worries, it would seem that life should be better than ever before. However, so many continue to look for the happiness found in things. But deep inside, the things of the world simply cannot fill the void.
In a “happening now” situation, I am personally praying for a young woman whom I have never met. The fact that I have never met this woman is not unusual, for I often pray for others, both near and far. But in this particular situation, my heart is extremely heavy because of the circumstances that surround this young woman. There is a spiritual void in her life, because she has never been exposed to the Truth. Based on the darkness of her circumstance, there is no doubt that she is living a life where hopelessness reigns. I am praying that God’s mercy will overflow in this situation. May He bring hope in the midst of such darkness.
Fervent prayers are also going out for the person who will be ministering to this young woman, and who is likely the only Christian she knows. I am praying that the gentle Shepherd will hold this dear one safe in His arms and that God’s protection will be the covering that allows the Holy Spirit to be free to work through His special servant. I am praying for a willingness on the part of the hurting individual to be receptive to hear about the hope that Jesus Christ offers her. Knowing that with God all things are possible and that He works in ways we don’t understand, I am believing, praying, and trusting that God will be glorified in this situation.
What challenge(s) are you facing today? Perhaps, you have a mountain that you feel you cannot climb. Maybe your circumstances are not as dire as the person that I have referenced above, but still, you are facing a mountain–grief; health; job situation; relationship issues; or a myriad of other things that are weighing you down. Always remember that God’s Word is full of promises that He will take you through every circumstance you now face or ever will face. He will give you peace as you walk through tough times. There is a light at the end of your tunnel and His name is Jesus! He will see you through.
PRAYER: Father, God, You have heard my heart. You know my prayers for this woman–one of Your own creations who desperately needs Your love. Please give her mercy and grace through this mountain that she faces. Dear God, give your supernatural strength to the one who goes forward in faith to minister to her. Give her peace–no fear, no anxiety, and the assurance that she speaks as the representative of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I pray for all hurting individuals no matter where they may be. Give them the desire to know You and to learn of You through the many promises that are found in Your Word. Give them the hope that comes from knowing Jesus as their personal Savior. I pray this in His mighty name–the name above all names. Amen.