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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Setting goals and attempting to reach them can be strenuous, disappointing and stressful. However, many believe the joy in setting goals is the journey and not the final destination. When we struggle through our journey to reach our goals in life, we are to have joy as we do so. We can have joy in the setbacks, the trials and the suffering as we do God’s will every day and trust in Him. When we realize setbacks are inevitable, we can prepare for them and rejoice knowing God will help us through them.

Romans 15:13 “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NLT)

1. Write what you are trying to accomplish.
2. List the negative thoughts that fill your mind.
3. Know God wants you to have joy and trust in Him.
4. Seek God’s word and pray to be filled with completely joy.

Dear Lord, we know we get disappointed so much in life. We set goals and have setbacks time and time again. Help us to stay on track for You. Help us to remember You call us to have joy in all things. Help us remember to enjoy the process of doing Your will and completely trust in You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

When stress attempts to get the best of us, we can find joy in God’s word.

Psalm 119:143 “As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” (NLT)

When we are faced with troubles, we can trust in God for His joy to fill our hearts and minds.

2 Corinthians 6:10 “Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.” (NLT)

When we have doubts in our minds, we can trust in God for His comfort and cheer.

Psalm 94:19 “When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” (NLT)
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