Are you scared to pray for Longsuffering?

Are you scared? I could see why. I have even heard clergy tell people to be careful what they pray for because God might actually give it to you. We don't like suffering, especially suffering long. Why pray for that? Is is really necesssary?

The Bible tells us that love suffers long (I Corinthians 13:4) and we also read that longsuffering,or patience, is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians5:11).

God empowers us to do the hard things.

Marriage is hard. Raising children is hard. Getting a degree is hard. Living a holy life is hard. However, they are all worth it. Let me encourage you today. Don't be so focused on what you may have to go through in this life. The Bible tells us repeatedly to focus on glory and to put our hope and treasures in eternal things. All you see and experience in this life is temporary and fleeting - so is longsuffering.

If you are married, God has especially graced you with a partner to go through life with. Think of yourselves as a team. You are not alone. Your partner is with you and you have the power to:

1. Pray Together. There have been times when one of us has been so overwhelmed and then the Lord reminds us that we are stronger and our prayers are more effective together. So we stop and pray.

2. Read the Word Together. This is a powerful thing. The Word itself has power and reminding each other of the Word of God is life! Nothing your spouse says is more powerful than what God says.

3. Fight Together. Don't fight against each other. Fight your mutual enemy with the Word together! The Bible tells us that one can put a thousand to flight and two cna route ten-thousand!

The enemy is no match for a couple that works together to defeat him in Jesus name!

So...yeah, you may have to suffer some, but sweet victory awaits you at the finish line. We can take up our crosses and follow Christ no matter the cost. This is what it means to be His disciple!




Comments

  1. With the right support, I believe we can overcome anything. I've seen it happen, so I know a good support system works.

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  2. I am not religious, but I do agree with fighting for what you believe in and not giving up easily.

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  3. This is such a beautiful post. I am not married, but I can't wait to have someone to walk through life with me.

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  4. Life is hard but with God anything is possible. I agree for fighting for what you believe in.

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  5. As long as you are together you can overcome everything :)

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  6. This is a good reminder for anyone who's currently going through something at the moment. We face different kinds of challenges everyday, some we've been suffering from long enough but we should never lose our Faith because that's what keeps us going.

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  7. We should never give up and just keep fighting for what we think we deserve to have in life. Regardless of how long we've been suffering. This is very well written.

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  8. I believe that God will never give us a challenge that we can't overcome. So we just have to play it out and do our best.

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  9. Long suffering and patience are two kinds of scary prayers to get. Because they only way you grow in those areas means that you have to suffer in those areas as well. I am not saying it's not for long term benefit, but it is scary about what you are asking for from God when you ask that. And given that he likes to give good gifts, you are in for a bumpy ride when you do.

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  10. I am not religious but I do believe that in bad there is good. In a relationship you are right you need to work together and co-operate to make yourselves a team x

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  11. Life is not easy but walking with God makes it all worth it. I am not religious but I believe in God.

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  12. I'm not a religious person but I do believe that if you have a strong support system in your life, you can fight any battle!

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  13. yes,life is hard.It is full of commitments and sacrifices.But with the right guidance,it is easy to overcome the challenges!

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  14. As long as you are together you can overcome everything!

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  15. I am getting married next year. I will remember these. Thank you.

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  16. The power of positive thinking goes a long way in the healing process.

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  17. Always think positive in whatever situations. Whispering a little prayer for gaining positive chi also helps.

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