This prayer of gratitude for God’s presence during life problems changes our perspective as we see how God has used our life problems to help us become closer to Him.
God’s Presence During Life Problems Prayer of Gratitude
Dear Heavenly Father,
Lord, although You don’t rescue me from the difficulties of life, You stay with me through them and I can now see that being closer to You is more valuable to me than having a life that is problem free.
Everything You have done has been for my good, therefore I ask for your forgiveness for thinking that You would ever do anything that would harm me.
I know that You have my best interest and I should look at all of my life from that point of view. Lord thank you for being with me throughout my life especially during my problems.
I also, thank you for using those problems to bring me closer to you. I ask that as life continues to have problems that you will always be with me and I will always use my problems as a motivator to grow closer to You.
You are the great I Am. You are masterful in all that You do. I am humbled and amazed when I look back and see your hand in my life. You are there every moment just to watch over me.
You have given me life. You have given me Your unconditional love. You have given Your Son that I may have eternal life.
In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
About this God’s Presence During Life Problems Prayer of Gratitude
Every person who has ever lived has had problems. The problems can come from any part of life. Some common issues that come to mind are physical and mental health issues for yourself, family and friend, difficulty at work, marital issues, self esteem and self image concerns; food, housing and financial need; loss of a loved one; self, family and friends’ safety are threatened.
If your life is anything like mine these problems don’t come one at a time. I also don’t have control over when they are going to happen and for many of the problems, I don’t have control over how or when they will end. This can leave me feeling bombarded by problems that life has thrown at me and I have to find a way to deal with them while continuing to hold the rest of my life together.
This thought makes me feel like I need to find an answer
to the question, “God, why are You letting this happen to me?”
Becoming a Christian isn’t a promise of a problem free life. It is a promise of a life experienced with God.
In Matthew 13: 18-32 Christ tells the parable of the sower of the seeds. In each situation where the seed falls on poor ground it fails to grow because evil prevents it, or anxiety about the world chokes it, or it grows temporarily then dies because of persecution.
God allows tribulation in our lives to keep us looking towards Him and growing in our relationship with Him. Tribulation keeps us from getting complacent and like the hardened clay that doesn’t let the seed grow our heart will not hear God’s word but if the ground is tilled, like tribulation creates upheaval in our lives, then we are ready to hear the word of God.
Scripture About What the Parable of the Sower Means
Listen then, to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed down along the path.
The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receive it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away.
The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Matthew 13:18-23 NIV
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