*Taken from Tanya Phillips’ Devotional: Grace For Blended Families
Fighting the Good Fight: Day 1
“Please God! Just make it stop!” It can seem cumbersome day in and day out fighting the good fight. Some days, the step family challenges can feel like the harsh waves crashing against a northern pier, on a cold January day. When will it end God? We cry out to Him, begging Him to make it all stop. The arguing, the jealousies, the guilt, the frustration, the powerlessness. We aren’t alone with our earthly cries.
Christ Jesus suffered while on earth. He too cried out to God. In Hebrews 5:7 it is written:
Hebrews 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.
So what are we to do with our worries and cares? In Psalm 55:22 God says:
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
My dear friends, have you taken time alone with God today? To seek His council and wisdom? He longs to hear from you. Give him your time, talents, and attention. He wants to pour in to you. He wants to bless you with His Spirit.
Heavenly father, we bow before you humbled by your awesome power and grace. You alone created the heavens and the earth. You alone are the most high. Jehovah Jira, I seek you with all my heart. Please pour out your blessings upon my household. I cast all of my cares upon you. Thank you that I can do this every minute of every day. Thank you that you love me and my household, more than we can fathom. I love you Lord! Amen.