“The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”....James 5:16(NRSV)
Praying for one another is a powerful testimony of our faith.
“The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.”...Proverbs 16:9(NRSV)
Today’s plans are subject to change at God’s direction. Trust God to take care of it on the other end. Choosing to trust God’s timing produces peace.
Ellen M. Cardwell
“Truly my soul finds rest in God.”....Psalm 62:1(NIV)
We carry through this world two types of burdens: physical and spiritual. Physical burdens weigh us down, sap our strength, and weary our bodies. Spiritual burdens - worries, fears, sorrows - weigh us down mentally and emotionally.
We enter into soul’s rest through our relationship with God. By trusting God and pouring out our hearts to God in prayer, we find comfort, peace of mind, and freedom from fear and worry. God invites us to lay down our burdens. We are laying our burdens upon the Lord so that we no longer need to carry them ourselves.
DeVonna R. Allison