August 06, 2020 Bruce Goettsche

A Resource Overlooked 8.6.20

A Resource Overlooked 8.6.20

And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Luke 22:39–40).


Prayer is such a simple thing and we overlook it. In times when we need strength and healing, God stands ready to help us.


However, like the disciples (in this situation) prayer sometimes seems perfunctory. We would rather spend that time checking the news, reading Facebook rants, and fretting like chicken little. We look to the government, health officials, and our own instincts but we will not pray.


Here's a challenge: for every minute (chart it) you spend watching or reading news, spend that same time with the Lord in prayer. When you find yourself fretting, take a moment to pray. Be honest, and keep your heart open. Pray that you might not fall into the temptation to despair or waver in your trust in God's sovereignty and wisdom.