Ending with Thanksgiving
As a person who prays a lot and one who likes to get a lot done it’s hard to thank God for the time in between. Don’t get me wrong I’m really grateful for all that I have and for what Christ has done in my life. But I’m a prayer warrior not a prayer thank—er, right? Oh how wrong.
I always felt this desperation to pray for the end of slavery. I thought of all the people that were trapped in slavery, the people I was physically unable to help and feel an urgency. Then I would meet freed slaves and pray with them and see all of the physical, physiological problems that they had and be burdened and depressed by it all.
Then one day God showed me something. I was looking through the problem of slavery with my own glasses, not with eyes that didn’t need glasses to make it completely clear. I was not able to see the power of God and how Christ can change all hearts and bring healing physically and mentally.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Everything shifted; it became easier, the burden was no longer mine. Even when I cried out and prayed for the people that were trapped in terrible forms of slavery, it would end knowing that God is so good. That is what I was missing in my heart the understanding that even when evil happens God is always good and deserves to be praised regardless of any circumstances.
The great thing is even when I didn’t understand. God was so faithful to stand by me and give His Holy Spirit to bring understanding.
Thank you so much for joining us in prayer and taking time to pray for those enslaved. I know your prayers are changing the world.