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Prayer For April 21st

April 21, 2015

grief

Hello, Friends! I’m feeling led to re-post this prayer today…

Dear Heavenly Father,

Your Word tells us that you have known us before we were born…that every day of our lives was written and known by you before we were even in our mother’s wombs and every day was laid out in your book, before a single day had passed…so we can know without a doubt that you are fully aware of everything that we are going through. Before we are even born, you know all that the enemy will try to do to harm us and you already have a plan in place for how you will redeem it for good.

When a person dies at a young age … or when someone dies in what we call a “senseless tragedy,” we think that their life was cut short, but the reality is, all our days are ordained before we are even born. Your Word says that the day we die is better than the day we are born…and when the righteous die early, you are protecting them … they escape this life with all its evil and difficulties and instead rest in your peace and your presence. Our loved ones do not miss growing old here…and they would tell us if they could, not to mourn over what “could have been”, because they have gained far more by being with you, than anything they have lost here.

Lord, many struggle with these truths…many struggle with your sovereignty…many struggle with the thought that anything less than a long life is a tragedy…help us, Father, to see life and death through your eyes. Give us your wisdom and insight to see past our emotions and the lies of this world, so we can understand the truth about the life to come. Our grief is often compounded by things we don’t understand and our unanswered questions…help those who are struggling today, Lord, to find comfort and rest in you … even if they don’t yet understand. One day all will be revealed and we will see clearly, but until that day, help each of us to trust the things that are unknown, into your hands.

Help us Father, to make the most of each day. Help us to take nothing for granted. Help us to be all you’ve called us to be…impart your gifts to us, Father that we might serve you well and glorify you in all that we say and do. Thank you for your comfort and for meeting us where we are at. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

May you feel God’s presence and nearness today!

In His love,
Debbie

© Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted

Scriptures mentioned above:
Psalm 139:16-18 You saw me before I was born.Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.They cannot be numbered! NLT

Isaiah 57:1-2 Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why.No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die. NLT

Ecc 7:1…And the day you die is better than the day you are born. NLT

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2015 5:42 am

    Debbie,

    Thank you for re-posting this today and being obedient to the Holy Spirit’s prompting. My sweet, dear son, passed away three weeks ago at the age of 25. The pain of this life became too overbearing and he took his own life. We are completely devastated, clinging to the Lord, with many questions that will never be answered. Your prayer ministered to me and was again, a gentle reminder, to lift up my eyes and look to the One who made us. I needed this today. God has used you to remind me He is with us in all of our brokenness.

    • April 27, 2015 10:22 pm

      Dear Sharon, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. (((Sharon)))) I am humbled and grateful that God could use this prayer to help you in your time of grief. Please know I am praying for you and your family…I pray you will feel God’s comfort and nearness like never before! He is with you and is collecting your tears… sending blessings and hugs to you Sharon! In His love, Debbie

  2. Rita permalink
    April 21, 2015 5:43 am

    God Bless you, Debbie, for this encouraging and hopeful prayer!

  3. Kenneth Soileau permalink
    April 21, 2015 6:29 am

    AMEN

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