Thursday, April 4, 2013
By His Stripes, for Steven
In the moments of despair, our humanity wants to give up or lay down... Let us do both. Give up all our insecurities and lay down our fears... all to Him. All to Him.
These words came to me as I prayed for my friend Steven (whose work I have shared here). Please lift him in prayer as the "Major Depressive Disorder" is a fight... We know that many great saints of the LORD had their "thorns", this is Steven's, and it is heartbreaking to watch him hit that moment when his thoughts move from Child of God to self-loathing. My friends, we cannot allow the enemy any hold in our lives - he takes liberty with every opportunity AND we have to fight back... CAN YOU STAND WITH US IN PRAYER FOR MY WONDERFUL FRIEND?
By His Stripes... eternity with Him - that is our freedom, and our plea mighty and faithful God is relief for Steven and this hold in despair. Father we thank You for Your work in him, the progress made, the less frequent episodes, but we do boldly pray for complete healing. In Jesus' name, in agreement with Angelo. We cry out Father, in hope for this life as well as heaven. We thank You for this man of God's words that minister to so many, that make so many unbelievers stop and think, and evaluate. We pray for the despair to be released in Jesus' name, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we pray that THIS MOUNTAIN be moved, that these thoughts HOLD YOU CAPTIVE - IN THE POWER AND FULL STRENGTH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, we stand and pray now. In the perfection of Jesus' blood we ask that all that is evil and negative be washed away, this we boldly and in full hope and whole heart, we pray.
"The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.” ~Exodus 14:14 (New American Standard Bible)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (New International Version)
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” ~Matthew 19:26 (New International Version)
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” ~Psalm 37:7 (New International Version)
"Offer God a sacrifice of thanksgiving! Fulfill the promises you made to the Most High! Cry out to me whenever you are in trouble; I will deliver you, then you will honor me.” ~Psalm 50:14-15 (Common English Bible)
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