Friday, 27 February 2015

Help by Susan L.

  Lord, You have proven so faithful to my prayers. You are an amazing, loving God. Lord, it's Lent, the season before Easter. It has always been a season of surrender and letting go through Your ever faithful guidance. Every year You have helped me become better than I was in these few short weeks. It's all You.
  How I need Your help. I really struggle with taking control of a situation. It is difficult when I am facing loud, aggressively speaking people who dominate a conversation with harsh and often cruel attitudes, issues and condemnations. That's a huge trigger for me. Guide me and set  me free of this fear based response. Forgive me that fear.
  Help me take charge with love and grace. Help me set boundaries and limits. Help me not judge them for judging others. Help me not be afraid of them, or afraid of stepping up. Guide me with Your wisdom and Your words so that what is said will touch the hearts of those who hear.
  Help me begin a habit of praying over my workplace every day I am there. Help me draw a line in the sand in the world unseen that only seeks to destroy and divide.
  In Jesus' name, Amen.
  "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Eph 6:12-13


  1. As a result of my own Lenten reflections this week, I asked the Lord to help me not be ruled by my emotional responses. They can sure sabotage our best interests, separating us from others and from God. Take comfort in the fact that everybody reacts poorly to someone who is overbearing (even without it being a trigger of past trauma). These people seek to control others by their behaviour, but they too are acting from a place of fear, insecurity, pride, envy, etc.

    I read an encouraging devotional yesterday... if we are asking God for a change in heart, we know it has already started because we can only ask for something that we recognize. And God always finishes what He starts!

    1. Thanks, H. My co-worker said something similar. "Awareness is half the journey."