One of the best things that happened to me, this year, was getting a team of ladies together to study the Bible and pray. We all were friends and we all desired to go further in our walk. We also needed encouragement and accountability. We came from all walks of life. We ALL had unique situations and trials of which we were apart. It started as a group to encourage us to study the Word, but it has turned into something beautiful. It has become oxygen to my life. It is the place where I can go pour our my burdens and where my dear friends will grab my hand and pray over me.
We have some huge burdens in that group, from serious health issues to serious relationship abuse. We lift our prayers to the heavens, where He is listening. There is not a more precious time than our prayer time. Before we end our time together, we come together in a circle, holding each others' hands, and we pray. Sometimes we pray for the person next to us. Sometimes, we pray for ourselves.
We cry, we laugh, we talk and we pour out our hearts to the only One that can do something about our burdens. What a blessing it has been to my life!
I woke up on Monday and my life-struggles seemed so overwhelming. I felt I could not bear up under the burden. I was so stressed. During my quiet time, I opened the Word to study and this BEAUTIFUL scripture was the first verse in my Bible study for the day.
Men ought always to pray and not to faint.”
– Luke 18:1
God knew exactly what I needed for the day! It was oxygen to my life and medicine to my stressed self.
I Peter 5:7 "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
So thankful for the One who cares. - Rejoicing