Christian prayer request. Life doesn't always go according to our plans. Someone gets a diagnosis and our world is turned upside down. Upon hearing bad news it becomes easy to run to God. What God has to say in our greatest time of need? Does the Bible have any answers for us?
Is there such a thing as a miracle prayer? Do short prayers do enough good?
Isaiah 26:3 says, "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you."
The word "keep" means to guard or shield. The word "steadfast" means fixed, unchanging, steady, firmly loyal and unswerving. We must trust God with our heart and tell Him of the struggle we have with our kids. God already knows how we struggle in our minds with our children's diagnosis. But it is our job to put it into words and pray our prayers of healing to Him. God promises to give us peace even though our mind wonders.
If we are going to be steadfast then we have to choose to believe the Bible, God's Word, and know it is the truth. God's mind does not wonder and does not doubt like our minds do. We must pray to Him and ask Him to be the watchman in our minds. God is capable of doing this and He wants to do this. He does not want Satan being the watchman in our minds.
When I find my mind thinking negative thoughts or dwelling on broken dreams, I make a conscience choice to stop. I quote Bible verses or put on Christian or uplifting music.
I flood my mind with thoughts
of God's power, god's love and hopeful words. I remind myself
daily that nothing is too big for God to overcome. Not even the diagnosis's that have been put onto my son.
Christian prayer request...we can ask others to pray for our child and us but we too need to know how to pray to God. Prayer keeps our minds steadfast on God.
I often remember what my parents said to me the night of our son's diagnosis. they said, "Always remember: The bigger the trial, the bigger God's testimony will be." I had to come to realize that just because the trial is bigger than me does not mean that the trial is too big for God.
Want to know more? Then finish reading pages 35 and 36 in my book, Finding God In Autism. (I say a little prayer for each and every person who buys my book) The Bible is a source you should turn to in tough times. Let the Bible be added to your nightstand. Christian prayer request...you can ask others to pray for your need but you can also pray through tough times yourself. It is a book that will guide us as a parent. It explains where our hope comes from. It shows us God's power, God's love and God's direction for us.
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