So that you won’t be concerned, my life isn’t falling apart. I want you to imagine if you can that it is. That you tried your last plan to resolve the conflict. What next, well really what should have been first=>PRAYER.
When it has seemed like I really could not go on, when it seemed like the enemy has put his foot on my head and I haven’t the strength to rise up. I begin to make supplication unto the Lord our GOD.
I have a couple of scripture references for you..
Here they are:
Philippians 4:5-7 (Amplified Bible)
5 Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is [a]coming soon].
6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([b]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that [c]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall[d]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
I want you to take a few moments and meditate on this scripture. It is telling you that when you petition the Lord to allow His peace to flow your heart and soul. It is reaffirming the security we have in the Lord. It is assuring you that the Lord Jesus will release the angelic host to guard over you in the time of trouble. Fret Not ..the scripture says..
When we petition the Lord it is like sitting down to dinner with Lord Jesus at the table with us. He is there to provide our Daily bread.
Here is the example that Jesus notated for us. This is our guide regarding supplication.
Luke 11 (King James Version)
2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.