Topic: You Say | God Says
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You say, "I'm alone." | God says, "I will never leave you."
Matthew 28:19-20 - "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Prayer: Jesus, I do not feel equipped or qualified to share my faith with anyone, and honestly, it scares me. But You have commanded me to wake the world up to Jesus, and You said You would help me. So by faith, I'm trusting You right now. Holy Spirit, show me where You are working today. Show me how I can join You in Your work. Give me the courage to say yes. Enable and empower me with Your words as I obey Your call to share my faith with those who cross my path.
1 John 3:1 - "See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him."
Prayer: Father, to know that I am YOUR child is overwhelming. It seems as if every voice I hear tells me I am not good enough, I don't measure up, I am not loveable… but You call me YOURS. Your love is beyond comprehension. Help me hear that truth, accept it and live in it. Thank You for Your love.
John 3:16 - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
Prayer: God, I don't have to look far to see Your love for me. Your love put Your only and perfect Son on a cross in my place. When the world makes me feel unlovable today, I will remember that Your love is more than enough-- it is what my soul craves most, and it is overflowing my cup. Thank You.
Romans 8:5 - "But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Prayer: God, I often tell myself that I have to earn Your love. But Your Word reminds me that you still love me even at my lowest and most sinful moments. You remind me that You went to the cross for me while I was still far from You. God help me to live out of a place of knowing and understanding Your perfect love for me.
Romans 8:38-39 - "For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Prayer: God, I often measure Your love for me based on how I view myself... with all my mistakes and shortcomings. How could You possibly love me? But You see me differently, You see me through Jesus, and You love me as Your child. Because of Your love, I can face each day confident, knowing that nothing in heaven or earth, life or death, or all of creation can separate me from Your love. Thank You for loving me!
Lamentations 3:22-23 - "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank and praise You for Your great love! Thank You for showing me Your love, teaching me how perfect Your love is, and allowing me to experience it every day. As I spend time with You, listening to Your Word, I am filled by Your love; it reminds me that no matter what I come up against, I am complete with Your love in my life. Help me experience Your love and share it with each person I come in contact with today. I love You! In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Ephesians 2:4-5 - "But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved."
Prayer: Father God, I am beyond grateful that You are rich in mercy. It's easy for me to drift into thinking that I am unlovable because of my actions that fall so short at times. But I'm reminded today that it was out of Your great love for me that You have saved me and sustain me. I am loved not because of what I "do" but because of what You have "done."
Psalm 139:13-14 - "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
Prayer: When I look at my life, I see so many flaws and imperfections. I often wish I had the talents and abilities of others. At times I even feel like a failure. But You say I am Your Masterpiece - Your perfect work of art! Wake me up to the wonder of being made by You - the creator of the universe! Help me live as if I was made special for Your special plan because I am! God, You are so good, and You make no mistakes. Thank You for making me Your masterpiece!
Matthew 19:26 - "Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Prayer: Praise God! Where there was no way, You have made a way. When all was lost, You stepped in, and now I am found. Even when my rebellious heart rages against You, You still love me and pursue me. There is absolutely nothing I could do to deserve this; it is truly impossible. Thank You for giving me this gift; I pray I never lose sight of the wonder it deserves!
Job 42:2 - "I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted."
Prayer: Father God, have Your way in my life. I recognize that everything I've tried to control has never worked out and brought fulfillment to my soul. I recognize that it's impossible for me to meet my deepest needs and longings. But I believe that You love me and want what's best for me, so today, I trust You to meet my needs.
Jeremiah 32:17 - "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."
Prayer: God, nothing in creation is impossible when we walk with the Creator. The hardest seasons begin when we try to create or control this life that You have designed. You've shown us Your power, so help us to walk in it today knowing that there is no impossible with You. We love You.
Mark 9:23 - "'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes."
Prayer: God on my own, I often live with skepticism, worry, and fear. I allow myself to doubt You and to doubt myself. The difficulties of life can feel impossible to overcome. But when I remember who You are and what You are capable of, I am reminded that nothing is impossible for You. You are the God who calms the storms, opens blind eyes, and makes the lame walk. You are the God who has overcome death and sin. Though my flesh may see things as impossible, my soul trusts the God who makes all things possible.
Matthew 17:20 - "He replied, 'Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'"
Prayer: God, I find myself at times in situations that overwhelm me, consume me, and feel impossible to navigate... my emotions take over, and I forget the Truth You have spoken... with You, nothing is impossible! Please forgive me when my faith in You and Your promises waver. Father, I place my small mustard seed of faith in Your hands today and ask You to increase it for Your Kingdom's purposes. May You be glorified today.
Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, some days, it seems like the tasks I have and the challenges I'm up against are impossible. Then I read this verse. Thank You for reminding me that all the strength I need comes from You and is more than enough. Help me lean on You and trust in your strength alone this day. I praise You in advance for what only You can do in and through me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Luke 1:37 (KJV) - "For with God nothing shall be impossible."
Prayer: Dear God, the idea that "nothing" is impossible is almost hard to believe right now. And yet, I know I can either trust "in You" or trust in "my power." Father, I surrender my will, outcome, and strength; I put all of my trust in You, Your power, Your strength, and Your timing, for you are the God that specializes in resurrections.
Genesis 1:26 - "Then God said, 'Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.'"
Prayer: Culture teaches me to find value in everything but You. I'm tempted to find value in my appearance, work, relationships, money, and things that never satisfy me. But You say I have great value in Your eyes! You made me in Your image! Thank You for making me be more like You than anything else in all creation! Help me reflect Your image each day as I learn to love, share and forgive those who cross my path.
James 3:9 - "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God's likeness."
Prayer: Father, forgive me for how I mistreat and devalue those who have been created in Your image with worth and purpose. Thank You that I don't have to wonder whether I am valuable and significant to You! Give me the grace I need to treat others like I should and the courage I need to live out the purpose You have created for me. I pray today that You will receive honor and glory through this renewed mindset!
Psalms 8:4-5 - "What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor."
Prayer: Father, when I think of Your greatness and how You created the stars with just Your words, I'm humbled that You even think of me. For so long, I have felt unseen, unloved, and dismissed by those around me. I have constantly felt that I am worthless, but LORD, You see me. You have made me, cared for me, and called me Yours. I praise You God that I belong to You! Amen.
Psalms 139:13-15 - "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth."
Prayer: God, today I will stop declaring myself, Your specific and intentional creation, not good enough. I will no longer ignore the fact that You not only created me by Your perfect design but that You did it on purpose and for a purpose. Every hair, every tear, every laugh is accounted for. In Your image, I am enough. In Your love, I am enough. I know Your works are wonderful, so help me to block out the lies that try to tell me otherwise. I declare myself loved and enough today because I am Yours. Amen.
Ephesians 2:10 - "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, there are days when I feel worthless and my life without purpose. Forgive me for believing this lie. When I think about this truth in Your Word that I am Your handiwork, it reveals my worth. You never make mistakes, and You created me with a purpose, to do good works in the Name of Your Son Jesus! I'm so grateful for this truth! In Jesus Name, Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for a new day and my life in Christ! Today I choose to change my mindset from "I'm not good enough" to "I am loved and made in Your image." In You, my life is transformed. You've made it possible for me to exchange my apathy for Your love, my fears for Your peace, my arrogance for Your humility, and my weaknesses for Your strength. In You, my sins are forgiven, and I am made new! Guard my mind and direct my steps today; may I bring honor to Your Name.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 - "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, so often I'm discouraged because I try to do so many things in my strength and have so many flaws that I feel powerless and not good enough. Thank You for this reminder today that You have made me in Your image and had given me all the power I need to do what You've called me to do. That, especially in my weakness, I can turn to and rely on Your power. Please help me not only to remember that but to walk in the truth. Thank You for always providing for me, in Jesus' Name, Amen.
Deuteronomy 31:6, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Prayer: Father, I'm so grateful for Your unending presence in my life. I'm reminded today that I can go forward with courage. Not because life is easy or void of challenges, but because You are with me every step of the way. I don't have to face this day or any day without You.