The author Edith Schaeffer came up with the idea that Heavens museum has two exhibits. In the first one theres a display of Satans weapons, his trials and torments thrown against Gods people. Theyre in pieces broken when God miraculously stepped in. The second shows Satans weapons broken when believers couldnt see God in their situation but trusted He was good anyway, and so they overcame.
Collapsing beneath the weight of everything around you? Just about done with your secrets, failures and weaknesses? And, worst of all, does it feel like God isnt going to show up to help? If youre seeing God miraculously moving in everyone elses life, but youre getting frustrated at the silence in your own, there absolutely is something for you, too. There is no worseoff Christian class that gets less than others. God promises strength for you, a mighty inner strength that comes from above and girds your heart with iron. Youve got the Holy Spirit in you already, so its a case of praying to Someone closer than close.
Meditating on Gods Word can be a useful prayertool. Meditating means to slowly and actively looking at what God says. Try these five steps: Pause, Presence (acknowledge Gods presence), Picture (look for the picture that comes into your head when you see the verse), Ponder (how does it fit with your life?) and Promise (take away a promise from God for your life).
So what now? Practise with todays verse. Stop and examine it, using these five steps. Get His strength for your circumstances.
Soulfood : Lam 3:40 - 5:22, Matt 14:1-12, Ps 82, Prov 14:5-8