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One Prayer Away: Give the Broken to God

One Prayer Away: Give the Broken to God

You may be carrying something that you want to give to God, but you do not know how.

Because broken pieces are the heaviest of all.

Giving them to God admits something raw and uncomfortable.

And this vulnerable surrender can lead you to feel guilt and shame.

It is far easier to ignore your hidden truth than to acknowledge it.

But God invites you with love:

I know it hurts. I know it will continue to hurt. But I am the Healer.

So take the next small step in turning over to God what makes your thoughts and soul uneasy.

Because God does not just hold the remedy.

But the restoration of every wound.

By His grace. In His mercy.

Through His unending love.

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19

Dear God,

I pray for the woman who is living inside of the hurt. Lord, it is all she can feel and think about — no matter how hard she tries. Remind her, Father, that You will bring freedom to her heart and that every prayer is protection. In Your Holy Name, Amen.


When Anxiety Is Great, God’s Love Is Greater

When worry and anxious thoughts come, they seem to want to permanently stay.

To disrupt your thoughts.

To distract you from your purpose.

But the truth that can free your heart is this: God’s love is greater.

He will not allow you to be consumed by the waves or the fire.

  • And He whispers: I am with You.

In a world where everything changes and nothing stays the same, His promise is the only one upon which you can rely.

Today, let your heart lean on His love. And the relentless threat of anxiety. Will fade. Will fade. Will fade.

Do not be anxious about anything. Philippians 4:6

Dear God,

I pray for the woman who feels like a prisoner to her anxiety. Lord, just when she feels free and in control, her thoughts take her captive. Remind her, Father, that You will not leave her in the dark — that Your love will break down every wall to her heart’s peace. In Your Holy Name, Amen.

  • And when life overwhelmed her. She learned to breathe. She learned to pray. And she released what she could not resolve to God.

Excerpted with permission from One Prayer Away by Lauren Fortenberry, copyright Lauren Fortenberry.

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Your Turn 

Stop and breathe. Give everything that is broken and is breaking you over to God. He is the Healer. He is love. He will never leave you! ~ Devotionals Daily