A Prayer For Courage in the Storm
Are you facing an enormous storm in your life, and you’re not sure what will get you through it? When riding through any storm, you must remember that God is bigger than your circumstances. The Bible tells us, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD, your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). It’s important to have faith in God even when dealing with any storm in life, but this can be especially difficult when you’re anxious or fearful. This is easier said than done when you think of all the things around that can insight fear and despair. Being anxious-natured can make your problems feel colossal and cause us to lose sight of the one thing that can pull us through – our Father in Heaven. The truth is, we have hope through the promises of God that we can find directly in scripture. Here is a prayer of hope when you’re going through the storms of life.
When you surrender your life to God, especially when you’re dealing with life’s storms, you are following His lead without knowing where He’s sending you. Matthew 8:26-27 says, “And [Jesus] said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, ‘What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?’”
You’re waiting on God’s timing without knowing when it will come. You’re expecting a miracle without knowing what God will provide. You’re also trusting God’s purpose without understanding the circumstances. You know you’re surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, force your agenda, and control a situation. This is when you’re truly letting go and letting God handle everything. You don’t have to always be in charge. Instead of trying harder, you trust more.
Dear Lord, I am struggling to find my way out from under this dark cloud. It feels as though everything is going wrong.
Give me greater courage to trust that You are working to provide better things in my future and that You will protect me from harm.
Help me feel Your peace and presence and open my eyes to where Your light is shining currently.
None of the storms you will go through in life will be pleasant. They can cause much pain. Yet, even in our regrets, God comforts us with His faithfulness. Whatever battle you are in, you stand victorious when you trust in God. One great way to combat the storms of life is to pray. The great thing about prayer is that it can help us channel a hope that we didn’t even know we could access. Allow the power of prayer to work on your life and watch incredible things happen.