In our daily trials and sufferings we should look to God, and this through constant prayer – dialogue with Him – in every aspect of our life, putting faith in Him alone.
And, in action, look for His answers in ways He speaks to us; His part of the dialogues.
These include: being in His Word, through others, and through discerned events and signs in our life.
Look to God does not mean we exclude our brothers and sisters’ help and prayers for us. The more who join us in prayer for our challenges and pain, the more grace God has given to those who are asked to help and pray with and for us. This gives much more glory to God than asking God ourselves only. The potential glory will increase the potential power of our corporate prayers, according to His will, for God’s glory.
So in the Christian walk we must include quiet time – Bible time with journaling.
Here are some of the verses I often practice as part of my mornings. It is a great guideline:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 (ESV Strong’s)
16 Rejoice always,
17 pray without ceasing,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
From 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19,
to rejoice always,
pray often and keep Christ the Centre all our daily activities,
give thanks in all our circumstances, because it is the will of God in Jesus Christ for our benefit, don’t suppress the Holy Spirit when guided or convicted and we don’t stop sharing the all the great work The Holy Spirit is doing in us; boast in the Triune God’s work.
Proverbs 16:9 (ESV Strong’s)
9 The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
Then from Proverbs 16:9, we exercise our freedom, true freedom, when, in our hearts we freely plan our course to take an action. Then the Lord will determine our steps, continuing to guide us according to His sovereign will.
Always share the work God has done and is doing in and through us during our challenge or pain. In other words don’t keep silent the Holy Spirit’s work in us.
Take great comfort that God will answer all our prayers according to His will.
Romans 1:15-17 (ESV Strong’s)
15 So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
(The Righteous Shall Live by Faith)
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
From Romans 1:15-17
May we hear and share the gospel always; may we never give any of this up even unto our very last breath.
Finally, praise Him for His presence in our lives, among our brothers and sisters, and in our churches through the Holy Spirit and the Father’s Son Christ Jesus; all this to the ends of the earth. Amen!