Knocked Down, Not Out

Do you feel as though you have you been knocked down?

Recently, I have received an influx of prayer requests from people who want to give up.  Many individuals are asking for prayer because they are worn out from the problems coming against them.  If this describes you, please read on.

Have you been knocked down?

James sent me the third request for prayer in one day.  His text concluded with the words, “When will it all end?”

Charlene emailed me saying she did not think she could take anymore.  Around the time her email came across, I received other emails from various prayer organizations asking for urgent prayer needs.

As I sat to record the prayer requests and begin praying, I noticed a wall hanging I was given by a friend.  It is a cross, from Hobby Lobby, with a verse on it.  It quotes 2 Chronicles 20:15, “The battle is not yours but God’s”.

Battle weary:

If you feel as though you are in the midst of a losing battle, do not throw down your sword.  The time to rise up and sharpen your sword is while you are in the battle.

2 Corinthians 4:9 says we are “struck down, but not destroyed”.  Do you feel struck down?  You may be struck down now, but you will not be destroyed.

Sharpen your sword!

Here is a prayer for you to pray if you feel like you have been knocked down:

Dear Lord,

Sickness has come, loved ones have died, dreams have vanished but, You are still on the throne.  I can put my trust in the fact that You have a plan to work good out of all the bad that has occurred.  Genesis 50:20 tells me that what the evil one meant for my harm, You can turn into good.  Jeremiah 29:11 also reminds me that You have an excellent plan for me- a plan for my good, not for my harm and a plan for hope.

Father, where I have started to lose hope, help me to return to hope in You.  Malachi 3:6 tells me that You do not change.  James 1:17 reiterates the same promise.  If You do not change, then I can trust You even when everything around me changes.

The world may be crazy now, but Your kingdom is a good kingdom and I can hope in that.  Lord, help me to stop worrying and start seeking Your kingdom (Matthew 6:24-33).  Father, You have a wonderful kingdom and it is Your pleasure to give me that kingdom (Luke 12:32 and John 14).

Lord, through all the twists and turns of life, help me to seek Your kingdom and Your purposes.  As I traverse loss, loneliness, fear, resentment, worry, and various other emotions, help me to turn all those over to You.  Thank You Lord, that You did not cause the terrible things in this life but You can be with me during all of them.  Amen.

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8 thoughts on “Knocked Down, Not Out”

  1. It is really hard to relinquish our problems to God. Sometimes I have to give them to God over and over, but , eventually when I let go and do not worry about the situation, God works it all out. We keep his hands tied when we keep worrying and thinking about our situation, but, when we start thanking Him for taking care of the problem, He does and we tend to feel so much lighter and freer. Praise the Lord, He is faithful.

    1. This is so true! A great reminder that we need to look at Him and not at our problems. Thank you for this excellent advice!

  2. I really needed this reminder. Seems like everybody is going through so many trials. Thanks so much for this wonderful reminder. I love your blog and comments.

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