When I’m in the middle of a crisis and I need God’s strength and peace, it’s easy for me to cry out and ask God to intervene in my chaos and help me through.
But I’m learning something important…
When I stop at the beginning of a crisis and remember all the ways God has helped in the past, it’s easier for me to turn to Him quickly and trust He will give me everything I need in the present.
I’m learning the importance of being like David and Moses. The importance of remembering … never forgetting what God has done.
David wrote, Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things He does for me.
And Moses said, Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren. Deuteronomy 4:9–10
It seems that the answer to having God’s strength and peace in today’s chaos is found in remembering what He has done in the past.
It means taking my mind off the chaos and keeping my focus on the Lord.
So, I’m going to God in prayer and asking Him for help. I thought you might want to join me.
Pray When You Need to Remember God’s Strength and Peace
1 Corinthians 11:23–25
On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”
Father, thank you for the gift of Jesus and the sacrifice He made for my sins. Your perfect love is hard for me to fully grasp or understand. My faith grows as I remember all You have done for me. You forgive me. You hear the cries of my heart. You meet my needs and give me strength when I need it most. May I live my life as an offering of gratitude. May I tell my story and share the indescribable peace only You can give. In Jesus name. Amen.
Now all glory to God, who is able,
through His mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Glory to Him in the church and in Christ Jesus through
all generations forever and ever! Amen.
Father, I believe You are able to accomplish the impossible in my life … You fill me with the strength and peace I need even in the middle of a storm. Please forgive me for the times I’ve turned my focus away from You to the problem in front of me. By the power of Your Spirit, remind me of the times You’ve met my needs in the past, the times You’ve held me close and comforted me … the times You’ve filled me with courage and hope. I believe You see past this crisis to the glory ahead. Thank you, Father. Amen.
When the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—He will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit who faithfully reminds me of who You are and all You’ve done. When I need strength and peace, You are with me. I don’t need to be afraid because You give me peace. You give me strength when I have none of my own. You fill me with peace when my life is full of burdens and everyone around me is anxious. Thank you, Father. Your grace is sufficient and Your love is all I need. Amen.
Psalm 46:1, 10a
God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
Be still, and know that I am God!
Father, here I am … sitting with you in the stillness, remembering who You are … my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. It’s an amazing blessing to know and trust You, to know that You are greater than my circumstances. As I remember who You are and all You’ve done, I am humbled and overwhelmed. You have faithfully met my needs through Your divine intervention and people You’ve used to encourage and help me when I needed it most. You are the Great, I AM. You alone are God! You are my hope today, tomorrow, and forever. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
The Lord gives His people strength.
The Lord blesses them with peace.
I love this verse, Father! You give me strength. You bless me with peace. When I’m afraid and I don’t know how I’m going to do my next moment let alone my next day or week … I believe You are already there. Because You go before me … I can follow You. Because You go behind me … I am safe. And because You walk beside me … I will lean on You when I need strength and peace.
Help me remember all You’ve done. Give me the courage to tell my story. Lord, may it be in the remembering and telling that I find strength and peace and by Your grace, may the sharing of my story encourage someone else who needs Your strength and peace as well. In Jesus name. Amen.
May You be blessed today and every day with all the strength and peace You need.
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