Prayer Journey — Overwhelmed

The world seems so overwhelming at times. The pressures come from all sides seeking to crush me. I feel as if I cannot stand. I feel defeated. Yet your word dear God continues to promise victory. Your promises declare we will overcome the world if we believe in your son Jesus Christ. Our strength to endure comes from you, not ourselves. Help me to hold on to your truths in a world that bombards me with lies and false hope.

“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” – 1 John 5:4-5

© 2019 CGThelen

18 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — Overwhelmed

  1. Thank you, 140 CC, for affirming the positive truths and reliable promises from God’s Word. The more we focus on everything praiseworthy and excellent, the more peace and joy we’ll experience!

  2. I stand with you in this. He alone is our strength, endurance, hope and victory. In ourselves there is nothing to add to Him. The choice we face is, will we simply surrender the totality of our lives to Him? Answer that in the affirmative, daily, hourly if need be, and He will bring about the victory we long for. Not on our timetable but His. During the long dark night we must keep watch over those dark thoughts that would lead us away from Him and take them to the cross!

  3. Your morning devotion made me think of 2 Corinthians 4:8-12:

    “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
    perplexed, but not in despair;
    persecuted, but not abandoned;
    struck down, but not destroyed.
    We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that His life may also be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.”

    Even in our sufferings, we find Christ—and if it were possible to be closer to Him, I believe it would be in this place—the place of shared suffering. For in Him, we have life.

    Thank you for your words. With certainty, they always lead me to a place of deeper contemplation and a spirit of gratitude.

    Treasuring you,


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