Monday, March 14, 2011
Inspirational Mondays - "Plans"
With all that's been going on in the world recently it's only fitting that today's Inspirational post be about the plans God has in store for us. While the recent events doesn't make much sense to us, we can't let go of the healing and comforting hands of God.
What happened in Japan is unbelievably sad and so incomprehensible. I know that people are left asking "Why God?, Why me? Why us? This is so unfair" While we don't have an exact answer and I know righteous people of God were greatly affected by this past week's tragedy, I know that God did not and never will forsake them. He wants us to grab on to him as tightly as possible and trust that he has a plan for us. Even when things seem too overwhelming and disastrous, trust him...
This week's Inspirational quote says it best:
"Only God, who sees from beginning to end, can determine what is fair." - Janette Oke
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Lord we ask that your strength, protection and healing hands be placed on the people of Japan. We pray that you comfort them as they try their best to rebuild their lives. We ask that you reach out to them and help them to view this situation as a way to start new. Help them to not let go of their faith in you and for them to truly lean on you while they maneuver through this dark time. We pray that you'll continue to bestow blessings on them and help nations across the world to rise up and lend a helping hand. We pray that this situation will help unite us and bring us closer to you and to each other. In Jesus's name, Amen.
I'm asking that you all continue to pray for the people of Japan.
Happy Monday everyone.
Have a blessed and prosperous week.