Where’s the Power?

March 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Devotions, Worship

Do you ever wonder where your spiritual power is? Of course it’s in Christ…but I mean…do you ever feel like you’ve misplaced it with your keys and then you search and search…until you find it’s been there all along?

I’ve been struggling with this very thing lately. In one area in particular—PRAYER. I have a friend, Donna, who is going through some pretty intense (to say the least) health issues. I have another friend who entrusts me to pray for her pregnancy, another friend I assure I will pray for her kids. But what happens when I feel like my prayers are hitting the wall? When I start wondering, “Is God even listening? Why aren’t things changing?”

I started thinking about this last night as some things that I have been praying for were getting progressively more grim. Disappointment with God, myself, and others engulfed me. I looked up my favorite Scripture and noticed some unmistakable truths.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth,” Psalm 121:1-2.

What’s my job? To look to the hills. Then I’m reminded that all the help comes from the supreme Creator of heaven and earth. All power is in His hand. I’m powerless when I get my eyes off Him, when I misplace Him.

I’ve got a bit of renewed focus today. I’ll be honest, I’m still concerned for these requests that are etched on my heart. But I’m plugged into the Power. I’m looking at the hills (even in Texas) and I am reminded of the greatness of our spectacular God who can and will make all things new.
PRAYER: Thank You Father for the amazing way You answer my prayers. Focus my desires on Your desires and my will on Yours.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth,” Psalm 121:1-2 KJV.

Gina Stinson resides in Sulphur Springs, Texas with her family. As a minister’s wife, homeschooling mom of two and publicist assistant, she juggles her time and talents in hopes of honoring and pleasing Jesus Christ. You can learn more about Gina and her juggling at http://journalinggina.blogspot.com

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3 Responses to “Where’s the Power?”
  1. Enjoyed the article. Needed to read this. :)

  2. Norma Vera says:

    Good article, Sometimes we feel we are the only one feeling this way.

  3. Donna says:

    Just remember, His answer to our prayers is not always what we want. Make your request, but pray for His will. He knows what’s best for all of us.

    The power of prayer is amazing, but misunderstood.

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