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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Praying for Christ's strength

The Apostle Paul says "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:" ... to be full or hungry, rich or poor, to have or have not ... "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:11a-13)

Will I too learn, especially when suffering physical pain (or not) to be content? Do I believe Christ's strength in me is stronger than the pain?

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God: and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7)

To not be anxious about anything that comes our way, but to allow God to guide us, keep our hearts and minds clean and clutter-free. To earnestly petition the Lord for guidance, for freedom from pain to healing.

It is hard not to be anxious, not to worry, when the pain we feel so overwhelms us and we become increasingly distraught and dismayed.

But, as a child of God, I must bury myself in His word; to overcome these feelings, I must pray consistently, listen with ear and heart, see with eye and heart.

To know what I must do and to do that ... ah, that is hard. I pray Lord, through You I can overcome my disabilities. Through You my burdens will be made light. I pray this in your name. Amen.

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