Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with the needs around you? How can I encourage my sister? I worry for her, her health, her state of mind. What can I do? I feel so helpless. Lord, please help me to extend hope and encouragement to her.
Her husband is terminal.
She has no husband.
Her child is wayward.
She received a bad report from the doctor.
Her life is so busy with children and responsibilities are so great.
She is facing an empty nest.
She is alone.
She is taking care of an elderly parent.
She doesn’t know how she will pay her bills this month.
Then I find the verse in Philippians 4:4-7
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
God’s word always comes through with just what is needed. I may be helpless but he is able in every situation.
Please Lord give her your peace. I cannot begin to know her pain, feel her hurt, and comprehend her desolation. But you comfort the grieving, uplift the discouraged and give faith when there is no hope. Be her rock, her refuge and her redeemer. Be her husband, her hope, her haven of rest.
Help her to realize that Jesus is interceding for her and me too Lord.
Psalm 62:6 NIV)6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 91:2 (NIV)2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Isaiah 54:5 (NIV)For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;he is called the God of all the earth.
Romans 8:34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Thank you Jesus for interceding for my sisters and for giving me your word to strengthen my faith in you. You do all things well.
Remember sweet sister Jesus is interceding for you! And I agree with his prayer!