Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. – Philippians 2:1-2 NIV
These are trying times, and we all feel a little lost in the woods some days. But we know You are not hidden, and no different than You were yesterday. You are not surprised. In fact, You are in control. Forgive our condemning spirits towards those learning to traverse trails we, ourselves, have walked. Above all of our plans and solutions, You sit sovereign and unmoved. Father, help us find our stability in You through Christ. To receive encouragement, comfort, common sharing in the Spirit, tenderness, and compassion from our Savior, Jesus. Let our lives be obvious signs of Your grace and forgiveness. May all of the ways You uplift us, flow out of us and onto the people You have placed in our lives.
In Christ, we have a freedom that can never be stripped away. Let us not cower in fear during pressing times, Father, but flex our freedom in Christ Jesus. Show us who needs to be encouraged and comforted, LORD. Uphold us to obey when it’s not easy or convenient. Comfort and embolden us to live fully, as Christ came for us to live.
In Jesus Name,