Monday, June 25, 2018

When You're Bold In Prayer, You Can Rest

I decided to be bold in my prayers; I would pray about every situation especially the ones that troubled me or that appeared to be insignificant.

Then my laptop fell which distorted images that were displayed. The laptop that contains all my files and all my writings. The laptop that is central to my livelihood. As my laptop hit the floor, two things happened: my spirit sank, and then I remembered my pray declaration.

After spending a significant time worrying and beating myself up for this mishap, I stopped and I prayed something along these lines, "Lord I bring this laptop before you. You said we can come boldly to
your throne and find grace in time of need..." I continued to pray expressing some doubt, wondering if this situation even warranted prayer. And I specifically asked that the problem that was caused by my laptop falling be removed.

Because we are told to pray without ceasing, I prayed. Because He promised that we can come boldly and find grace to help in time of need, I prayed.

The first thing that happened was I was no longer worried. I now felt confident that I would be able to handle whatever needed to be done to fix it. My hope also increased. As I claimed the promises of His word, I knew a broken laptop was not too small for his touch. I continued to work and noticed that the screen was now working correctly. It has worked properly since that day.

This little prayer for my trivial situation reinforced that God cares and He is faithful. So I will continue to pray boldly so that I won't worry and I can rest. This crazy world requires that we pray boldly.

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16 [NLT]


Do you pray boldly?

--Nylse

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12 comments:

  1. Sometimes it does feel like a matter is too small to bring to His attention but the thing is He is there for us and we can always call out to him during the big and the seemingly not so big moments. Thank you for the reminder!

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  2. Yes I always pray boldly and even though my prayer is not answered right away I am always calm knowing that it is in the Lords hands and his will, will be done thank you for this reminder needed it today currently been praying for a time sensitive matter and this was a good reminder to keep praying boldly and let God do his part

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  3. I love seeing how God works in unexpected ways. He cares about every detail of our lives, and He loves when we come to Him with all of it. Thanks for reminding me today!

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  4. When we say we believe God we must act like it. Thanks for sharing this testimony. Blessings to you.

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  5. We do need to go boldly before the throne don't we. I was having trouble submitting an article on fear, and got FB message that some guy was a hacker, I ignored it because another friend said they can't just have you through friend's lists, then next take people are telling me they got friend requests from somebody pretending to me. I felt I had to trust Him with this, and the Holy Spirit gave the phrase, "Why take ye the thought? " And even my article went through. Nice to talk to you Nylse.

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  6. I so often forget but when I remember to pray about the things I need and give to God the things I can do nothing about, I have peace.

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  7. Love, love, love this post! There is so much power in prayer. Often times I forget that, but I do know it to be true.

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  8. I'm so glad to have stumbled on these posts. as a Christian and a preacher I look forward to being inspired. thanks for the good work. KAMAU Muchira in Kenya

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  9. What a wonderful reminder of how God cares about every detail of our lives! I love this reminder to pray boldly before the Lord--I am so thankful that we can come before His throne of grace with confidence! Thank you for sharing, and I'm so glad your laptop is ok! :)

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  10. I love this story! Sometimes I feel silly praying over little things like that, but I'm always so encouraged when I realize God cares about all of it! The very hairs on our head, right? Thanks for sharing! Coming over from Mom Gene link up! :)

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  11. This is so important! Nothing is impossible with God. We all need to be reminded of this daily. Prayer is so powerful. Thank you!

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