Weekly Devotional: Pray, Wait, Trust

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

During uncertain times like these, it is more important than ever to place our trust in God. The only one who is in control and knows what the next day holds is our Lord and savior.

We must pray, wait and trust in Him.


Talk to God about all of your struggles and worries. Tell Him what you are going through and ask Him for help. Whether it is being let go from your job, getting sick, or anything else during this time, pray and ask Him for help with everything you are going through. You should also thank Him for everything you have, including all the little things you are grateful for.

Thank Him for the family you have and the food on your table. Stay positive and you we will get through this together. Whatever it is you are praying for, know that God has your best interest at heart.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Phillippians 4:6-7


God is always working. He is always moving. He hears your prayers and He is working on them. He does not always respond immediately, but He will at His perfect timing. We can get impatient, especially when there is so much uncertainty. We want to have everything figured out. However, it is in the waiting that we will grow and we will learn. While we wait we need to lean on Him.

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31


While we wait, we need to trust. We need to trust that He has our best interest at heart. We need to trust that He has a plan for all of us and for the world — that He will love and protect us. All we can do is trust Him with everything we have and everything we are. Trust that He will provide.

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3

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