Daily Prayer for November 30th, 2020
Good Monday morning, God—thank you!! 😊
I know that thanking you in all circumstances, even the evil things, sounds absurd. Lying, gossiping, adultery, judging, murder, child molestation, etc.—it’s all the same. It’s sinning. But, your word says, you form light and create darkness; you make well-being and create calamity; “even the wicked for the day of trouble.” You do all these things for your purpose. You will repay my/our adversaries for their evil; destroy them in my/our faithfulness. However, you are giving every sinner plenty of time to surrender to you, as that is your desire. Therefore, I, too, hope that they will turn from evil and be blessed with salvation, everyone—no exceptions. Thank you, God, for everything! I am thankful for the hope I have because of Christ Jesus, and your wisdom, knowledge, and understanding only through prayer, your voice, and word (the Holy Bible). Amen.
7 I form light and create darkness;
I make well-being and create calamity;
I am the Lord, who does all these things.
4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.
20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.
5 He will return the evil to my enemies;
in your faithfulness put an end to them.
10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Testing of Your Faith
2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Suffering as a Christian
12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.