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  • Writer's pictureLeisa Wilkins


Let 2023 be the year you recognize just how much you need the Lord in every area of your life.

“You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you.” (John 15:16 AMPC)

God is there! He cares. He will help you. Pray. Prayer is a mighty weapon of warfare and deliverance that God has provided for us. Pray God’s Word and get God’s results!

“Casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].” (I Peter 5:7 AMPC)

When life tries to sideline us with challenges the Lord has provided a way of escape – PRAYER! We can pray our way to the peace Jesus promised us. We might still have to go through the challenge, yet prayer will allow us to go through it without derailing us. In the midst of the storms of life we can have His peace which surpasses all understanding.

"I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]" (John 16:33 AMPC)

We are going to have tribulation, and trials, and distress and frustration in this life. But we also have His promise that we can walk through these things in His peace because He has overcome the world – deprived it of power to harm us.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)

No matter what is going on in our lives our Abba Father is with us. He will never leave or forsake us. We can have absolute confidence in this.

"For He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]" (Hebrews 13:5B AMPC)


Lord thank You for the reminder that being overwhelmed and distressed is a choice. I don’t have to live there. I can choose to bring my concerns to You and choose to rest in Your perfect peace. My situation may not change but how I view it and react to it will change. When my perspective aligns with Your Word then I can walk confidently in Your peace even in the midst of a tsunami. Thank You for reminding me that You have overcome the world leaving it powerless to even harm me. I will walk by faith and not by sight. I will not be moved by what I see or feel. My hope continues to be steadfastly anchored in You.

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NLT)

Be Encouraged! ❤

(Updated From the Vault of LWM)

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