As we come near to the end of these special days of prayer emphasis, today I am praying for people who find themselves in what I will call a special situation. Which of these situations can you relate to today?
- You are a victim of bullying
- Your child has a learning difficulty
- You have been unfairly treated by a coworker or a boss
- At times you have feelings like you do not want to press on
- A “friend” disappointed you in a significant way
- There is a major problem in the family
- You are caring for an aging parent
If I did not include your special situation or have not included your need in one of the previous days, would you write me and let me pray for you? Just remember God knows where you are and what you are going through.
Sometimes we go through these situations just because of the continuing consequences of Adam and Eve and sin being in the world. Everyday there is evidence we live in a very sin-filled world. Sometimes these are growing experiences; we learn things we would not otherwise learn. We wish there was another way but even here we must claim Romans 8:28-29. In addition, God uses these experiences to help others through us. Please read 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 for some comfort here.
Regardless of your situation, I am praying for you. As I close this note, we have two more days of prayer focus then a brief word for Christmas day. However, I encourage you to join me the day after Christmas for Truth That Will Set You Free. I will explain more about that on the December 26th.
If you have not written in a while, take a moment to say “Hey!” I would love to hear from you. Thanks to those who have already written. I trust you will have a Merry Christmas.
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