We may feel daunted by the obstacles before us. We may feel unqualified to do the tasks in front of us. We may think that there are others who would do them better.
Why were their eyes prevented from recognizing Jesus?
We are a product of Jesus’s ministry. But how do we feel about ourselves?
Why should we trust in the LORD? He is an everlasting rock—the Rock of Ages.
The phrase reminds us that our lives can be full of struggle and strain. We do have some influence over what we will struggle and strain over.
Paul was a prisoner in Rome when he wrote to the Colossians. Despite his own challenging circumstances, he thought about the Colossians and prayed for them.
Instead of focusing on those times I wanted to do something for God and my plans did not succeed…
What did the early Christians pray for when Saul of Tarsus was persecuting them? Did they pray that something wonderful would happen to him?