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The shadows surround me,

The dark winds circle,

And yet…

 

The enemy entrenches around me,

Their weapons are drawn against,

And yet…

My body fails me,

My life dances as a vapour,

And yet…

 

Nothing goes right,

Everything seems to be working against me,

And yet…

 

I have come to ruin,

And death awaits me,

And yet…

 

“I know that my redeemer lives,
    and that in the end, he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed,
    yet in my flesh, I will see God;
I myself will see him
    with my own eyes—I, and not another.
    How my heart yearns within me!”

Job 19:25-27

 

Lord, whatever my life may be, whatever it may look like…whether good or bad…You reign.

You are God. You stand victorious overall. Over death. Over Hell. Over sin. Over the enemy.

You are the Victor. You are King. You are LORD, the One who reigns most high. The Only One that is above all, with power and might and glory and majesty. There is no God like You.

And whatever happens to me, as terrible as it may be, as low as I may be brought…I know this.

My Redeemer lives.

This is my confidence, that my life, my heart, my soul, will not be lost. This is my assurance, that as much as the enemy, as darkness, as evil circles me, the story is not done. Not for my glory. Not for me to honoured. But for His.

That the world will know the awesome power of Lord Almighty. That all peoples would know that He is the God that crosses over and saves his people from calamity, from slavery, from death.  That this Redeemer is the “And yet…” to my story.

The Redeemer lives. The Redeemer is not done yet.

Whatever encircles me, whatever encroaches on us today, Lord…

Remind us. Remind our weary hearts. Remind our scared and busy minds. Remind our thirsty souls.

Remind us of what Job knew…

 

Amen.


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This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.

One thought on “Weekly Prayer: September 8th, 2019

  1. I think Job is our job to not demy God, whether it might be better or worse
    Read the entire book of Job, and see God means this for you too. So as you go through troubles as all do go through them, will you deny God?
    See the trust God himself said he had, has in Job, that Job would not deny God. See how the enemy lucifer, can not stand that and told God, if Job experienced trouble(s) Job would deny God

    See this is to you, you, you, you, me and all persons ever born here on earth in of flesh and blood, dating back to the first two, Adam and Eve

    Then see the last Chapter, of the book of Job, where God remained his Love above it all. No matter what.
    So morrow, of the story, stand in belief no matter what? John 16:33 Start trusting God to do right through you,m as shown by Paul in Gal. 2:20-21

    Not that I do anything right or wrong, I do not and not able to, I do not have any righteousness of my own, nor anyone else either.
    But we do have righteousness, it is not ours. We are participators in the righteousness of in the risen Christ leading us in Father’s Spirit and Truth. teaching us how to just walk by Faith alone in what is done for us by him, in his love and mercy given us to stand, Not by any of our own work. For if it be by any of our own work, man has reasons to boast, but not before God at all.

    So to reckon me dead to be alive, new where Father leads in risen Son in Spirit and Truth
    Trusting
    Phil.1:6 to take hold and not deny God no matter what

    This is for everyone you all

    Thanks again Reggie, trusting all okay as you go through your own troubles too. Good to hear from you Brother, Comrade, Friend

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