When I’m Desperate to See the Greatness of God

Are you feeling desperate to see the greatness of God? I have certainly been in that place over the past many months. The great thing about God is that when we are desperate for Him, and we seek Him, He is right there to fill us!

He tells us “You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13. What a beautiful promise when we are feeling desperate to see the greatness of God! Our seeking after Him, focusing on who He is, quiets the desperation in our hearts. Why? How? When stacked next to the mightiness of our God, the power of our problems begins to pale in comparison. I know it does because I have experienced it over and over again.

I hope that this free resource, Peaceful Mind Grateful Heart, will help you to seek after Him all throughout your day. If you’re short on time, you can find it by clicking here.

If time allows, I’d love to share my devotion at Proverbs 31 Ministries today: But I’m Desperate, Lord. Just click here to read it.

The apostle Paul proposes that praise be a part of every prayer from our lips. Praise is the empowering part of prayer. When we praise God with our prayers, we place our burdens in the hands of the One who can bear them. Thanksgiving helps us to shift our focus from our problems to the One who is faithful, capable, and in control.

A few verses later, Paul tells us why we should give thanks in everything: “He who calls you is faithful; he will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:24, CSB). This is how I can praise Him — and you can too. We can praise God as we pray because we know He is faithful. He has demonstrated His faithfulness to His people, and to you and me, in the past. He will do, in His wisdom, what He knows to do.

Now, I’ve begun a new practice when praying. I petition our Father, expressing my needs, and praising Him for His faithfulness. I read Scripture out loud, which helps me to thank God for His greatness, majesty, trustworthiness, and holiness. As I state the grandness of my God through praise, instead of just reciting over and over to Him the grief of my sorrows, my burden becomes lighter. Thanksgiving shifts our heaviness onto the shoulders of the God who can do the impossible.

Want to join me and learn more from women in God’s word who were also desperate and experienced the move of God? Thousands of women have had their confidence in Christ built through my Bible study, Fearless Women of the Bible. These women called on our faithful God in their troubles and found the confidence they needed to trust Him. Order your copy to begin your own journey of seeking and finding the Lord with them. Just click here.



  1. Cecilia B. says:

    Thanking God for bringing this to my inbox today! Talk about amazing timing! I’ve been weary feeling like I’m drowning in my job, and these words helped to lift me up and remind me that I’m not bearing it alone. Please pray for me to get through this season. And please pray for my son who is grieving the loss of his best friend who died a month ago in an accident leaving three young children behind. In Jesus name I pray.

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      I am so glad it was helpful, Cecilia. I know the heartache we carry when our children are hurting. That is what had me up at 4:34 a.m. in the devotion I shared today.

      I highly recommend a new devotion coming out next week: Sometimes I Forget: 60 Reminders of Hope for Your Hard Days. It is full of the names of God so we can focus on Him.

      Lord, send supernatural comfort, the comfort of Holy Spirit, to Cecilia’s son. Please provide, Jehovah Jireh, every provision that needs to be provided for. The ones seen and those not. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

  2. Jenny Fred says:

    When the ships are down our faith dwindles. Thank you Lynn for this inspirational thoughts. I have got some anxiety and fear for sometime for no reason, but God came through for me through his words and my being grateful and recounting all that he has done for me with the help of family and friends.

  3. Thanks Lynn this is a reminder I need. I feel like Cecilia at times on my job. We are in training now due to the age differences and the younger folks not understanding the older folks and vice versa. Praying also for myself and my daughter. I’d like to be married again to a man that really loves Jesus. My daughter wants a husband as well but she needs healing in some areas. Thanking God she’s in counseling but wanting her to follow through with the counselors suggestions.

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