When I Need Faith Today for Tomorrow
Posted on 08/06/12
Excerpted from Praying Through the Tough Times by Lloyd John Ogilvie
Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27
Christ, my Lord, indwelling, inspiring, infusing power for courageous living in tough times, remind me that You only expect from me what You have placed or will place within me. You taught me to pray for daily bread. Thank You for the revelation that means bread today for tomorrow. You will give me today what I will need tomorrow. That’s amazing, Lord!
I want to learn how to pray through tough times. Help me to know that You will equip me in advance as well as during the tough times. You will take up residence in me and provide the gift of faith to be applied to the crises I may have to confront. You are the Source of it all! You endow me with primary faith to accept You as Savior and Lord and invite You to make my soul Your home…but You also empower me with faith to accomplish what will be the very best for my life. So I don’t need to thrash about trying to conjure up enough faith to face tough times; rather, I can claim Your faith in me and what can be done by You for Your glory in me and around me.
As I pray through tough times You will release in me the aspect of Your character I most need for the circumstances ahead—courage, patience, endurance, discernment, wisdom, tenacity, and hope. I will be faithful because I will be full of Your gift of faith to be expressed through me. You have offered me the abounding, unsearchable riches of Your own limitless resources. Today…for tomorrow! You are my strength in tough times. Amen.
By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8