Part of the human journey is to experience failure, pain, and suffering. To Lament means to “cry out” and acknowledge our sin, failures, and complete desperation for God. Lament and confess your sin to God. Then, rest in His eternal promise… “He will wipe every tear from their eyes.” Rev. 21:4
—-Our tears is also a form of a prayer, and God collects every tear so not one will be forgotten or missed. When you are sad and hurting, God is also sad and hurting, and when you’re happy, He is also happy. Amazing isn’t it :)
“A child’s tear rends the heavens.”
DAMAGE OF SIN
One of the most dangerous things about sin is how much it skews our thinking. We can easily become confused over what is right, wrong, or simply indifferent. Ask Jesus to bring a lasting transformation to your mind and thinking. As you do so, the sins you previously walked in will become less and less attractive.
C.S. Lewis said that “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains…” Is God trying to get your attention today? In prayer today, talk with God about your attitude. Confess your sin and ask for a heart that trusts in Him even amidst life’s hardships.
We all long for security, peace, and comfort. We want to feel safe, so we try to insulate our lives from pain. The truth is that all of our attempts in our own strength, fall short. As you pray today, confess that He alone is your security, peace, and strength! Praise Jesus for helping you through the inevitable hardships of life.
Self-centeredness is the problem of the human condition. We naturally look out for ourselves and no one else. The way of Jesus is much different. He invites us to lose our lives, to find true life in surrender to Him. In prayer today, confess your lack of love for others. Ask God to help you see the needs of others, and begin serving them in Jesus’ Name.
Jesus came to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many. More than any other miracle, Jesus healed. He saw people who were helpless - physically and spiritually - and served both needs by miraculously healing broken bodies and dying on a cross for our spiritual healing. Pray this day for the spiritual and physical healing that our servant King offers to us.
I pray that if you’re struggling you find your way through Christ. He can fix anything.
Too much to make sense of it all, I know that Your love breaks my fall, the SCANDAL of GRACE; You died in my place! So my soul will live..
Jesus had no servants, yet they called Him Master. Had no degree, yet they called Him Teacher . Had no medicines, yet they called Him Healer. Had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet He conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him. He was buried in a tomb, yet He lives today.