Day 28: Be Patient, Trust and Believe

Day 28- Be Patient, Trust and Believe

In all sincerity more often than I would like to admit, I find myself being impatient, fretful and in doubt about seeing abortion end. The sidewalk can be challenging and discouraging. Some days in my impatience I think, “God why doesn’t this place just shut down?” Other times I feel so much doubt and I think, “This fight will never end.” 

I share this because I am sure that you also have felt impatient, fretful and doubtful about many things. The road to victory sometimes seems so long but, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope…” 
(1 Peter 1:3) This living hope encourages us to continue to persevere. 

While you are in prayer, not only on the sidewalk, but in your quiet times talking to God, let all that you feel turn into renewed patience, trust and belief  in the God of impossibilities.  Romans 12:12 says, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” 

It’s these verses that remind us that we can continue in this life and overcome all of its hardships while still being filled with joy and peace.  I pray that God would give you the spirit of thanksgiving as you find yourself in deep waters. Let His praise be ever on your lips. I ask that He give you a child-like faith to believe and trust in Him completely. That if any anxiousness and doubt want to fill your heart and mind, I pray His precious blood will cover you and remove all that does not come from Him and instead fill you with peace and reassurance. 

Not only should you pray for all who are affected by abortion, but let your time on the sidewalk be an opportunity that you give the Holy Spirit to fill you with his presence, as you empty yourself before him, so that it be only Him that consumes you. 

Continue to meditate on His word, “for everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) 

Devotional for Day 28

Intention: We pray for the conversion of abortionists and all abortion advocates. 

Scripture: Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow. — Isaiah 1:16-17 

Reflection: God is just. Inscribed around the inside of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, are the immortal words of Thomas Jefferson: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.” If the deist, Jefferson, knew in the depths of his being that God is just, how much more ought we Christians to reflect on this profound truth? The justice of God, like his holiness and his purity, encourages us to seek justice for all people. It is the evil deeds and wrong, selfish attitudes of our modern society that have led to the cavalier acceptance of abortion and euthanasia. But, as Jefferson also said, “his justice will not sleep forever.” God is calling us today to seek justice, to encourage the oppressed, and to defend the orphans and widows of our society. It is a noble calling! It is one which every true believer, every God-fearing man and woman, should heed with no hesitation and no reluctance. To follow the God of justice and truth is to stand unequivocally for the right to life of everyone, especially the unborn, the physically disabled, and the terminally ill. God’s word through the prophet Isaiah is as relevant in today’s 21st century world as it was in Isaiah’s 8th century BC world. May God’s grace help us to defend the unborn’s right to life as well as that of the already born. 

Prayer: O God, our heavenly Father, give us courage and wisdom as we seek to eradicate the evil in our society. Help us to realize that your divine Spirit alone can change hearts and minds so that all your human creatures may enjoy the fullness of life you intended for them. I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior Amen. 
Rebekah Vasquez

Rebekah Vasquez

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