The Ruler of our hearts has a purpose for all things.

The Ruler of our hearts has a purpose for all things.

You are my King, O God, Ruler of my heart. My soul longs for You in this dry and thirsty land. My flesh wrestles with my spirit, fighting for authority when I want only for YOU to be the Ruler of my heart.

The things I want to do, I don’t.

The things I don’t want to do, I do

The struggle is real Lord, but You promise I have been made more than a conqueror. Victory is mine — IF I yield to Your Lordship and trust You with all of my heart, my soul, my mind, and all of my strength.

When I surrender all to You and love You with all that I am, I walk in victory and live in peace. Bless You Lord.

Many of my brothers and sisters struggle with the same. You are drawing us nearer, allowing things in our lives that cause the roots of our faith to go deeper, grow stronger — all in preparation for such a time as this. Open our eyes to see You in our midst during these difficult times. Set our hearts to find Your purpose in all things that pertain to us.

It is such a comfort to know that You are our advocate before the Father and with You, all things are possible. The victory is ours!

Help us to yield to Your authority, Jesus, as You intercede for us. Please pray for our strength to withstand the fiery trials. Ask the Father to grant us abundant grace that gives us the wings of eagles to rise above the fray during these difficult days.

We love You Lord and cherish our relationship with You.

In Jesus’ Name I pray,

Amen

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Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you.

You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com

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Have you had a chance to read Faith Notes ~ Mandy Farmer: When God’s People Hurt You and Other Fibromyalgia Woes

Mandy Farmer and I met on Twitter through a hashtag: #Fibromyalgia. How about that? Not only do we share the difficulties fibromyalgia presents, but we also share the rewards and struggles of pastoral ministry through serving as pastors’ wives. She is a bright light on social media as she strives to minister to those who suffer with chronic pain and those who may feel alone in battle fatigued through pastoral ministry. I know you will enjoy learning her faith journey as she shares how she clings to the hand of God through it all.

HOW ABOUT YOU? DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO SHARE?

If you would like to share your testimony of finding the nearness of God in your darkest moments, please contact me at nan@nanjones.com. I want to feature folks from all walks of life. You don’t have to be a writer. I can edit your story for you. God is glorified when we use our pain to help others find comfort in Him.