It is hard to just say “Brain, stop!” but it is not too difficult to say “Brain, think about this instead.”
From the Depths (Psalm 130:1)
Pondering God’s forgiveness encouraged Hezekiah to trust in Him. Hezekiah turned to God knowing that He is loving and merciful.
Continuing to Pray (1 Samuel 12:23)
How many of us, when our outreach is rejected, metaphorically wash our hands of the situation?
Vulnerability Heals (James 5:16)
Without sharing our faults (our struggles) we actually aren’t able to truly pray for each other.
Grace Be With You (2 Timothy 4:22)
Years ago I began expanding my own concluding benediction remarks. The process has been enjoyable and thought-provoking for me.
Pray. Pray. Pray. (Philippians 1:19–20)
“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed.”
Cast Your Burden (Psalm 55:22)
Tell him what’s happening and then keep your eyes and your heart open, waiting to see how he’ll sustain you.
Call to Me and I Will Answer You (Jeremiah 33:3)
Pray without ceasing.
Correct me, O LORD (Jeremiah 10:24)
Who wants to be corrected by God when He’s angry? Not Jeremiah and not me, either. No way.
Praying for Others (Colossians 1:3)
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.