Verse of the Day


"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God."

~Psalm 42:1


Today's Devotional Thought

June 30, 2010 by Rachel Piferi



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Prayer & Persistence

When you think about the trials in your life, how did you handle them? How did you feel when you were going through that trial? How do you feel now?

Let me share with you something that I have learned during my trials and I hope that it will encourage you in yours today….

Think of taking a walk through the woods. You are walking and get smacked in the face with a branch and then your arm gets stuck to a thorn bush that tears open your skin and stings a bit. You twist your ankle in a hole that you fall in and then you reach the point where you just want to sit down and be done with this walk. Just as you are about to give up you see the most beautiful sunset or rainbow or maybe a breathtaking view from a top of a mountain.

I think that our journey with the Lord is very similar to this. We go through life and hit a trial that completely disrupts our life and we feel like we are getting beat up and hurt each step that we take. We struggle and each day is so difficult and there are some days that we just want to give up because we say it’s not worth it. But, when we don’t give up and we persist in our prayer life and allow God to strengthen us, we will come through and God will give us the amazing gift of peace in the midst of our storms. We will emerge from the forest of that trial seeing the most beautiful sunset or rainbow or breathtaking view from a top of a mountain.

For those of you who have come through difficult times and have seen the breathtaking view at the end of it, you know that God is faithful to see us through and that we just need to persist with Him. We don’t know how long the journey will be, but we do know that we must travel it with Jesus if we are going to see the breathtaking views at the end.

Each day, we need to continue in our journey with the Lord and every time that we face a trial in our lives, we must persist. And, by turning to him we will find peace in the midst of our trials and our storms. If you are facing a trial today let me encourage you to keep on and be persistent in your prayer time with the Lord. He is able to give you the peace that you desire in the midst of your storm.


Memorize this verse today:

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God."
~Psalm 42:1



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