Today and in the days to come, I’d like to talk with you about family. It is, unfortunately, being targeted more and more by the enemy. In the face of this, the Lord has given us a powerful weapon…
I regularly read messages from readers who share with me their distress, their sorrow, at seeing their children and loved ones distance themselves from God. Yet, I’d like to encourage them, and you too, my friend, if you’re in this situation.
Philippians 4:6 encourages you to turn to God. Here’s what it says…“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” (the Bible, NLT)
God never fails to hear your prayers, and He answers them faithfully, according to His sovereignty, when you call upon Him for those you love – whether it’s about:
- A job,
- An illness,
- The birth of a child,
- The death of a family member,
- Or the salvation of someone you deeply love.
You may ask, “Is there hope for my family?” And the answer is…yes, of course! And this hope is in the God who hears prayer! It’s not about only calling out to God from time to time, sending up SOS prayers, but making prayer a lifestyle. Inviting Him into your daily life, into everything you’re doing. So when your family is attacked, God rises up and intervenes on their behalf.
The author of the book What Happens When We Pray For Our Families writes this: “Our daughter-in-love Margie said to me recently, “I need to learn to pray and not worry. I have a tendency to work things out myself. Think them through and come up with my own answers. But God’s Word says it is prayer that works.””
I encourage you to lean on God in prayer. He knows your situation and can intervene in the perfect way. From small day-to-day worries to great, devastating tragedies, your prayer causes the almighty and ever-present God of the universe to intervene. He is eager and even anxious to use His divine power in your family members’ lives.
Join me in declaring your faith and trust in God with Lauren Daigle as she sings “Trust In You.”
Trust Him and give Him the reins to your family!