If you are joining us here today from my devotion at Proverbs 31 Ministries, welcome. I am so glad you decided to pop over! If you haven’t had a chance to read, “Hope in the Rubble“, take a minute to do so. I think you will be encouraged.
As I am daily praying for my loved one that I mentioned in my devotion, the words I pray over and over again are scripture. Here are some of my favorites:
Jeremiah 31:16 (New International Version)
“This is what the LORD says:
“Restrain your voice from weeping
and your eyes from tears,
for your work will be rewarded,”
declares the LORD.
“They will return from the land of the enemy.”
Matthew 18:18 (New International Version)
“I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 19:26 (New International Version)
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
And my favorite:
Isaiah 49:16-18 (New International Version)
16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are ever before me.
17 Your sons hasten back,
and those who laid you waste depart from you.
18 Lift up your eyes and look around;
all your sons gather and come to you.
As surely as I live,” declares the LORD,
“you will wear them all as ornaments;
you will put them on, like a bride.
You can replace the word son for husband, wife, daughter, friend or even their name.
When I pray these verses, it reminds me that God is God and that He can be trusted with those things (and people!) who are outside of my control.
Be encouraged, my friend! God loves your loved one more than you do and there isn’t one day when He is not at work in their lives.
Can I pray for your loved one? If so, just leave me a comment below. I would love to stand by you.