God, Remember Our Suffering

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Psalm 74:1-2, Jeremiah 15:15-18, Psalm 143:1-12, 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

When you opened our reading for today, did you also read the word suffering and go, “whew, there’s a lot there for me”? Because I sure did. Suffering is a word that can feel formal or even dramatic, when in reality it’s just a synonym for pain, hardship, or distress. When you feel pain, your heart, body, and mind suffer. 

And suffering is sticky—it brings with it so many other pitfalls for our hearts to stumble over. I have this super-fun, emotional news ticker that runs internally whenever I’m in the middle of hurt, creating a cacophony of heavy feelings demanding my attention.

If I am actually still within myself, the beat that binds all of those feelings together is, “remember me, remember me, remember me.” And sometimes, that echoing fear of being forgotten ends up looming larger than any other hurt.

The truth for all of us today is, no matter how far away this truth feels, God remembers you. Whether you have a surprise suffering springing up or a hurt that’s overstaying its welcome, God is the one who sees precisely how all of these sufferings are sitting within your heart. 

David’s psalms are so helpful when we need to see God at work in the middle of suffering. As we read in Psalm 143 today, David is feeling the burn in his spiritual lungs as he sprints from the pursuing enemy to the safest refuge he knows: God’s presence. David shows us the way to finding God’s presence in those moments.

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on the work of your hands.
I spread out my hands to you; I am like parched land before you. 
—Psalm 143:5–6

David remembers all God has done in the past, bridging the gap suffering creates between us and God. David doesn’t pull out receipts of work he has done to prove he is worthy to be noticed, but he reflects on God’s character and faithfulness as evidence that God will be the same in this new circumstance.

David also opens up about what he’s experiencing to God, not hiding anything from Him. He “spreads out his hands” before God, opening up about his fears even if they aren’t expressed in the perfect combination of surrender, wisdom, trust, etc. David actually shows the truest form of trust in God by unclenching his grip around those tender places, offering up his sufferings to God as that prayer of trust, wisdom, and surrender. 

Let’s offer each other up in prayer for the ways we need to be remembered today, trading our firm grip on our suffering for the hope that we are remembered by God.

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  1. Bailey Bowers says:

    One of the most helpful things anyone has ever told me in my walk with Jesus is that “He is big enough to handle your anger.” AND He is kind enough to walk with you through it.

  2. Holly Gawn says:

    Hi Linda! Just to encourage you: don’t be afraid of being honest with God. In my experience it is when I’m most honest with Him that he answers me most quickly. I have been afraid of bringing accusations to Him before, because my head knows that I’m wrong, but when I finally admitted to Him “I KNOW I’m wrong but this is how I FEEL, and I’m afraid to talk to you about it but here I am,” he gently answered me, speaking to me through His word and quieting me with His love. He is so much bigger and better than we know, and He can handle anything you honestly are struggling with. He will respond like the very good Father that He is. I’m praying He will give you the grace and the words to speak to Him in honesty today ❤️

  3. Linda Fenwick says:

    I read how Job got angry and how Kris in this group told God how she felt about her pain but I’m afraid to get angry, I’m afraid of saying something wrong. I have said some really ugly things to God in the past and I’m afraid of doing that again. I don’t know how He will respond.

  4. Ada McCloud says:

    I am remembered by God. He knows my name.

  5. Kellie says:


  6. Evers says:

    Good morning, ladies! I loved how Kayla (author) notes how suffering feels like such a formal word, but in actuality it’s merely pain or hardship. It allows me to relate to the word in a way I was unable to.

    This verse really stood out to me:
    I remember the days of old; I meditate on all you have done; I reflect on the work of your hands.
    I spread out my hands to you; I am like parched land before you.
    —Psalm 143:5–6

    As my husband and I wait for a job for him, I will remember all the ways God has been faithful to us. My maternity pay has ended so we do not have regular income any longer. Please remember us in your prayers! I’ll be sure to update you all here when God blows is out of the water with his provision.

    Praying for your needs now! ❤️

  7. Claire says:


  8. Natasha R says:

    KRIS, same here, sister! I trust God to answer my prayers or lead me to something even better, but oh my, do I get impatient/annoyed/confused/angry at times. It feels good to be able to approach our King and tell him exactly how we feel. He already knows, anyway, and nothing we do can make Him love us less. ❤️

  9. Donna Wolcott says:

    Kris, Jeremiah 15:18 stood out to me also today. After I read it, I went whoa you’re talking to God. Sending prayers and hugs this day to all. May we be as bold as Jeremiah ( honestly I don’t think I would speak to God that way). ❤️

  10. Kris says:

    18. Why has my pain become unending, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? You truly have become like a mirage to me— water that is not reliable.

    I sat down just a couple days ago and wrote something similar to this in my journal. There are things I’ve prayed about for so long and I feel like God isn’t listening, or He doesn’t hear, or maybe He doesn’t even care. And I told Him so. I told Him exactly how I felt. Just like Jeremiah. It feels so good to know I am not the only one to pound my fist and yell at God.

    I’m also reminded of a passage in Job 13: “Even though He kills me; I will hope in Him. Nevertheless, I will argue my ways to His face”.

    Isn’t that beautiful?? I will still hope in God even when the worst thing happens, even when He doesn’t listen, even when He doesn’t do what I ask, even when He doesn’t spare me the pain.
    BUT, I will also let Him know exactly how I’m feeling about it.

    Our relationship with God is all about honesty, openness, and respect. I think God WANTS us to spout off at Him, but still come to the conclusion that Job did; I will still put my HOPE in HIM. Beautiful. Freeing. Honest. and in the end we submit, trust, hope.

  11. Kelly (NEO) says:

    TRACI G – agreeing with you for a good report from the doctor today

  12. Kimberly Z says:

    Happy Tuesday friends! God knows our suffering. Wowza that hits home for me. As somebody who feels like I’ve experienced a lot of different suffering I feel such strength that God sees all of that. Nothing is for no reason. Even in the depths of our pain God is with us. @Michelle Patire – praying your therapy session goes well!

  13. Mercy says:

    “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands”(Psalm 143:5). Today the words “MEDITATE” and “PONDER” jumped out strongly today. This is not the meditation of the world (where we are called to empty your mind), in Christ, we are called to renew our mind and fill our mind with the knowledge and wonders of God. Repetition in thoughts, in recalling His good deeds will do us good.

    I want to share something so profound about thoughts/meditation God’s way and what we fill our mind with. Below are a few excerpts from one of the most brilliant books ever written…

    “Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction. It is an indication that the individual is out of harmony with himself, with the Law of his being. The sole and supreme use of suffering is to purify, to burn out all that is useless and impure. Suffering ceases for him who is pure. There could be no object in burning gold after the dross had been removed, and a perfectly pure and enlightened being could not suffer.

    It is pleasing to human vanity to believe that one suffers because of one‘s virtue; but not until a man has extirpated every sickly, bitter, and impure thought from his mind, and washed every sinful stain from his soul, can he be in a position to know and declare that his sufferings are the result of his good, and not of his bad qualities; and on the way to, yet long before he has reached, that supreme perfection, he will have found, working in his mind and life, the Great Law which is absolutely just, and which cannot, therefore, give good for evil, evil for good. Possessed of such knowledge, he will then know, looking back upon his past ignorance and blindness, that his life is, and always was, justly ordered, and that all his past experiences, good and bad, were the equitable outworking of his evolving, yet unevolved self.

    Effect of Thought on Health and the Body:

    THE body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. At the bidding of unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease and decay; at the command of glad and beautiful thoughts it becomes clothed with youthfulness and beauty.

    Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sickly thoughts will express themselves through a sickly body. Thoughts of fear have been known to kill a man as speedily as a bullet, and they are continually killing thousands of people just as surely though less rapidly. The people who live in fear of disease are the people who get it. Anxiety quickly demoralizes the whole body, and lays it open to the, entrance of disease; while impure thoughts, even if not physically indulged, will soon shatter the nervous system.

    Strong, pure, and happy thoughts build up the body in vigour and grace. The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, which responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed, and habits of thought will produce their own effects, good or bad, upon it.

    Men will continue to have impure and poisoned blood, so long as they propagate unclean thoughts. Out of a clean heart comes a clean life and a clean body. Out of a defiled mind proceeds a defiled life and a corrupt body. Thought is the fount of action, life, and manifestation; make the fountain pure, and all will be pure.

    Change of diet will not help a man who will not change his thoughts. When a man makes his thoughts pure, he no longer desires impure food.

    If you would protect your body, guard your mind. If you would renew your body, beautify your mind. Thoughts of malice, envy, disappointment, despondency, rob the body of its health and grace. A sour face does not come by chance; it is made by sour thoughts. Wrinkles that mar are drawn by folly, passion, and pride.

    There is no physician like cheerful thought for dissipating the ills of the body; there is no comforter to compare with goodwill for dispersing the shadows of grief and sorrow. To live continually in thoughts of ill will, cynicism, suspicion, and envy, is to be confined in a self made prison-hole. But to think well of all, to be cheerful with all, to patiently learn to find the good in all—such unselfish thoughts are the very portals of heaven; and to dwell day by day in thoughts of peace toward every creature will bring abounding peace to their possessor.”

    From “As a man thinketh”- by James Allen, originally published in 1903.

    I just loved this book so very much (been re-reading). The author is an incredibly wise and gifted Christian philosopher. I would highly recommend this read if any of us are seeking to renew our mind and demolish strongholds of habitual thinking. To God be all the glory.

  14. Kim says:

    This is my first time posting. I really felt the Lord meet me where I am today in this reading. His assurance and reassurance is all over this text and yet He never sugar coats the suffering. He never lies to us like so many other worldly idols they tell us it will all be good and happy all the time. I am thankful that he shows it all and reminds us He will be there through it all

  15. Shar says:

    Thank you for this devotional Kayla De La Torre. This was perfect for where I am today. This paragraph brought me great comfort. “The truth for all of us today is, no matter how far away this truth feels, God remembers you. Whether you have a surprise suffering springing up or a hurt that’s overstaying its welcome, God is the one who sees precisely how all of these sufferings are sitting within your heart.” What a comfort and a reminder that I’m not alone in my hurt. Thank you Julia C for the Scotty Smith prayer. I read his blog regularly-so good!

  16. Michelle Patire says:

    This really hit home for me, today, too. I reached out to a friend yesterday and our conversation went sour. When I sought to be understood, I felt unseen and misunderstood. I have my monthly therapy/counseling session in an hour and am looking forward to it. It hurts so much to be misunderstood, yet I take great comfort in Christ, because He understands more than any of us, what it is like to be misunderstood by others. We misunderstood His person so much that we crucified Him, the God of eternity.

    @BD, grateful for politicians like you who stand before the Lord and seek His voice for their responsibilities. I don’t know your current position, but just know that it is a blessing to read your post and know there are people like you on Earth and part of the SRT community. ❤️ God bless you and your faithful heart to serve.

    @Theresa- thinking of you and your boy as he looks to an upcoming surgery ❤️

    @Traci G- praying with you, friend! ❤️

    @A Walton- thank you for the update ❤️

    @Martha Hix- what a blessing, your daughter is. May you enjoy your time with her and your grandchildren God bless your travels and God bless Jesse, as he recovers. May he find God’s healing and strength in this time of weakness & fragility. ❤️

    Praise Report: thank you all who prayed over my friend Brenna, in late December, when she got into a car wreck. Her neck bones are healed and she had her neck brace taken off last week. She will be returning to work within the next week, most likely. She also financed a new Jeep, which I feel very much fits her personality. Thank you so much for your prayers ❤️ God is blessing her.

    God bless all prayer requests spoken and unspoken, as we read together. ❤️

  17. MARTHA HIX says:

    Good morning She’s…. Praying for all requests.
    I would like to add continued prayers for my friend Jesse, who fractured his hip and had surgery last week. He had many medical issues prior to his fall, and is in a very fragile mental and physical condition.
    I will be going to Waco tomorrow to visit my daughter and grandchildren that I wasn’t able to see during Christmas when I was sick. I would appreciate your prayers for traveling and our time together. When my daughter was five years old, we were standing in our backyard and she told me she wanted to go to Sunday School. I had grown-up going to church and had not continued after college. I’m so thankful how the Lord used her to bring me back.
    I am so thankful for this community! ❤️

  18. Allison Bentley says:

    “Remembering bridges the gap suffering creates between us and God” Lord I pray the gap between us is never too far that I can remember my way back to you! Lord keep me focused on you- not myself or those around me but You and your redemption! Happy Tuesday She’s! Lifting you all up in prayer today – that you know God is with you ALL THE TIME!!! ☮️❤️

  19. Meghan says:

    My daily prayer app had this verse for the day, which aligns so well with our daily reading here – Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 ❤️

  20. Annie says:

    Thank You, God, that You are the God of all comfort. You are the only true source of comfort our hearts long for. Thank You that You remember each of us, You see each of us, and we are not alone.

    I spread my hands and surrender my heart to You. You alone are my source of true strength and You alone have everything I need. You are my Provider. You are Lord over all.

    I ask that You intercede in each of these She’s needs and requests in Your will, in Your timing. Please give each of us the peace only You can provide.

    Amen and Amen.

  21. Annie says:

    @Arlene I see you and you are not alone! Lean into the God of all comfort.

  22. Arlene says:

    This is from my other devotional “Waking up to the Goodness of God”. It fits so well with SRT for today.

    Spend some time in Psalm 84 when you can. Here’s my paraphrase of verses 5-7:
    We’re filled with joy because our strength comes from the Lord.
    We’ve set our minds on our eternal pilgrimage to the Holy City.
    When we walk through the valley of weeping, we make it a place of refreshing springs because we are there and God is with us. We will continue to grow stronger on this journey until we see Jesus face-to-face. Hallelujah!

    Because of Jesus,
    no weapon formed against me will prosper!
    God is my Fortress and my Defender.
    I have everything I need because I have Jesus.

    My valleys will be filled with pools of blessing.

  23. Cheryl Blow says:

    I’m so thankful that God gives us comfort in CC our suffering and then uses us to comfort others with the comfort we have received.

    Reading all of the requests that Tina listed and praying over them and over everyone!

    May I encourage all of you, God does not waste anything that comes to us but He will use it for our good or the good of others. He has never forsaken me, He has always been by my side in my darkest days. He is faithful and He is good. Even if you don’t see Him or feel Him, He is there! Don’t give up, keep going, focusing on Jesus. Love you all!

  24. Mia Faith says:

    Wow! I needed this today. After our son died by suicide, I despaired for quite awhile (naturally). Soon enough though, God was so gracious to lead me to understanding biblical lament. I believe it truly saved my life. Understanding that I could take EVERYTHING to Him – my questions, my sorrow, every “why” – there were (are) lots of those, my anger and frustrations – all of it- made all the difference in my life and my faith. My son was a believer who witnessed to others often, shared his faith in the workplace, and loved us all so well. His death broke us! I felt unseen as I worked through grief and eventually got a tattoo on my arm to remind me that I am indeed seen (El Roi) by the ONE who loves me.
    Suffering is not something we want to endure, but if we lean in to our Savior, He will shows us through.

    Praying for the prayer requests today. Thank you for all who are praying for our family. Please continue if you feel led. We need them.

  25. Mari V says:

    …I mediate on all you have done…(part of Psalm 143:5) I know I have said this often in the past. BUT so true to my life. I never want to forget what my God, My Jesus has done for me. When suffering comes my way and “overstays” its welcome (like Kayla said today). I know that I know My Jesus our Father God is still with me (us) because “I remember HIS faithfulness” He was with me the whole time I was suffering with the man I once called husband. Yes, I felt lonely, but NEVER abandoned. I know that I know and will always recall HIS FAITHFULNESS. NOW, that’s OUR GOD! While we live and still breathe on this earth we will never be exempt from suffering, but we have JESUS to hold onto and better yet, He HOLDS us! Even during those dark lonely nights when we may “feel” He’s not there, HE IS! Let’s ALWAYS remember that!

  26. Arlene says:

    This lesson on suffering is very timely as the last few days I feel like I’m right in the middle of it again. I have a good week and start to feel like I’m coming out of my darkness and then I wake up one morning gripped with anxiety and doubt that this will ever end. The enemy lies in wait for me to wake up and hits me before I have time to think. I started a new medication 3 weeks ago and I’m praying it will work soon. My head knows that God is good, my heart needs to catch up. I will need to read these scriptures over lots today.

  27. Cee Gee says:

    Psalm 143
    1 Lord, hear my prayer.
    In your faithfulness listen to my plea,
    and in your righteousness answer me.
    2 Do not bring your servant into judgment,
    for no one alive is righteous in your sight.

    Kayla said (and the same stood out to me as I read these verses),”David doesn’t pull out receipts of work he has done to prove he is worthy to be noticed, but he reflects on God’s character and faithfulness as evidence that God will be the same in this new circumstance.”
    This reminded me of an old song by
    Casting Crowns – Who Am I

    Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
    Would care to know my name, would care to feel my hurt?
    Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
    Would choose to light the way for my ever wandering heart?
    Not because of who I am, but because of what You’ve done
    Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who You are
    I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow
    A wave tossed in the ocean (ocean), a vapor in the wind
    Still, You hear me when I’m calling, Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
    And You’ve told me who I am
    I am Yours, I am Yours
    Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin
    Would look on me with love and watch me rise again?
    Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
    Would call out through the rain and calm the storm in me?
    Not because of who I am, but because of what You’ve done
    Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who You are
    I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow
    A wave tossed in the ocean (ocean), a vapor in the wind
    Still, You hear me when I’m calling, Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
    And You’ve told me who I am (I am)
    I am Yours
    Not because of who I am, but because of what You’ve done
    Not because of what I’ve done, but because of who You are
    I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow
    A wave tossed in the ocean (ocean), a vapor in the wind
    Still, You hear me when I’m calling, Lord, You catch me when I’m falling
    You’ve told me who I am (I am)
    I am Yours
    I am Yours, I am Yours, oh
    Whom shall I fear? Whom shall I fear?
    ‘Cause I am Yours, I am Yours
    Songwriters: John Mark Hall.

    SEARCHING – YES! I love that verse – such hope!!! Thanks for the reminder of my favorite verse from the Everything New study. I am going to add it to my memory verses from this study. ❤

    KELLY NEO – Thank you for sharing that passage. Such comfort promised – we need only act in faith. ❤

    Romans 8:18- For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

    Adding my AMEN to the beautiful prayers shared today! TINA, JULIA C, SEARCHING, SHARON JERSEY GIRL, BRANDI GROSS – ❤

  28. Traci Gendron says:

    Psalm 143:8 Let me experience

    your faithful love in the morning,

    for I trust in you.

    Reveal to me the way I should go

    because I appeal to you.

    My appointment is at 2:45 today. I’m praying for a good diagnosis and that the doctor has wisdom. Thank you sweet ladies for all the prayers covering me!
    I will follow up.

  29. BD says:

    Julia C, thank you for that extra prayer from Scotty Smith. It’s especially meaningful as I make weighty decisions as a politician. Sometimes the responsibility to those I serve makes me edgy, hoping that I am hearing God’s voice correctly as I discern what action to take.

  30. Adrienne says:

    Suffering AND (or but) comfort. To repeat many others… He sees, and He knows. Let Him comfort us in our sufferings. He loves us.

    Both the NIV and the CSB n the Jeremiah reading for today (verse 16) say that we “bear” His name, while the ESV says “called by His name”. I like “bear” His name better. Bear His name throughout your day, sweet She’s!

  31. Rhonda j. says:

    GM She’s!

    I always like reading scripture on suffering, staying strong while in it, calling out to the God that hears, sees, and always with us. I have had chronic pain for 19 1/2 years, But God, He keeps growing and refining me through the pain and times that I feel like I can’t make it. In our group of Enduring Chronic Pain, which I lead this morning (prayers for that!), we are on a new book called “Be Patient” and it is a study of Job. It is a great book so far, I recommend it to the ones that feel like the suffering will not seem to end. And for anyone that just wants a breakdown of the book. I don’t remember doing a study on Job with SRT?!

    I also love the prayer you put @Brandi and copied it to refer back to! There is a song I love by Elevation Worship/Maverick City called “Wait (on the Lord?)” While I’m waiting, I’ll keep praising… instead of complaining I’ll keep praising…

    I agree that when I don’t see God working or think He is not there with me, I look back to all those different times when I felt the same but see so clearly oh HOW He was there and the ways I grew and GAINED so much wisdom and strength, and things were brought forth new and restored!!Nothing is better than sharing those testimonies with each other and with non-believers to encourage and bring them help and strength in their time of need!!

    Praying and Praising with you all!

  32. Searching says:

    Psalm 143 reminds me that we are more similar than different as we pray LORD, hear me, answer me (David says speedily, quickly – isn’t that always my plea?), deliver me, teach me, lead me, revive me.

    Thank you KELLY (NEO) for reminding us of Paul’s words – don’t give up, our spirits are renewed daily, focus on the Lord in our suffering (affliction).

    Echoing other sisters’ moving prayers this morning and praying for:
    DANA – finance provision for your mom and stepdad
    JASMINE H – husband’s interviews and your return to work
    JULIA C – sciatic pain relief and same for me
    TRACI GENDRON – relief from anxiety about eye situation, that the Lord would comfort and calm your mind, providing guidance each day and each step
    MIA FAITH – comfort for your hurting heart, healing of turmoil and mental health issues your family is battling, sale of son’s home
    SARAH – 13 year old’s healing and surgery
    LINDA IN NC – youngest sister & SIL’s healing
    ANGIE B – work situation
    TAMI C – freedom for Chela from fear and anxiety, her trust in Him for wisdom and guidance

    CEE GEE ❤️ thank you for the research! And when we think about it, isn’t He always doing a new and unexpected thing?
    Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.

  33. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    Thank you Kayla for reminding us that God never forgets us! It may seem like He does at times. But it is during those times that God is refining us, so that we may come forth as gold. The key is as Kayla mentioned – remembering all the things that God has done in the past. Prayers He has answered, strength, help, comfort and hope that He has given. We must as David mentioned, “hide myself in you, O Lord”. (Psalm 143:9) Trust God. He will answer in His time, He will teach us, He will lead us forward, on level ground. Also, 2 Corinthians 1:5 stood out to me…”for just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives…” Notice Paul didn’t say “if the sufferings” but “as the sufferings.” Suffering will come, but it is when we hide ourselves in Christ that we are able to withstand the raging winds around us.

    Praying for all my dear sisters who are suffering at this time – whether it be physical, as so many of you face health issues, emotional due to family situations, grieving over the loss of a loved one, or having to care 24/7 for your loved one. God sees. He remembers. He is there. Lean into Him, hide in Him.

    @A Walton – praise the Lord for answer to prayer! May everything come together and may you get that contract signed!
    @Jasmine H. – Praying your husband will hear back soon from last Wednesday’s interview. Also praying for his interview today!
    @Dana – Praying for your parents, may God give them the wisdom to make the right decisions. Father God, lead and guide Dana’s parents. Please make yourself known to Dana’s mom and may she regain her trust in you. Help her, strengthen her, comfort her. Give her your abundant grace today and in the days to follow. In Jesus name, amen.

    Have a blessed day my sisters, and keep on looking up. ❤️

  34. Tami C says:

    Lord remember my daughter Chela today as she struggles with fear and anxiety away at college. This first year has been so hard for all of us. As a mom my heart breaks for her as I watch her suffer Lord. I pray she would turn her eyes to you during this difficult time.

  35. Brenda DiCicco says:

    Julia C I love that prayer. I copied in the journal section of my phone so I can reread it throughout the day at work.

  36. Brandi Gross says:

    Father I am so thankful for Your Word! I am thankful that You have written our names on the palms of Your hands. I am thankful for my Sisters in Christ that come here each day – for their love for You and their love for others. I praise You Father because although I can feel so overwhelmed by the needs I see around me – Father You NEVER are! You have already gone before us. You have already made the way! As we lift up every need to You Father, each praise, each groan that words can’t express, You hear us, You remember Your promises to us (help us to do the same), and You are already working before we finish speaking. You are loving. You are faithful. You are almighty. Our Hope that never fails. Our eyes are on You today Father as we walk in Your ways. In the Mighty Name of Yeshua we pray. Amen.

  37. Angie B says:

    These are the words I needed today (and always, truly). I am dealing with a situation at work that I’ve never dealt with and it feels like I am being singled out because another person does not like my personality. I haven’t been given specifics on what about my “personality” is causing issues aside from “I’m not engaging, and that they feel I’m putting up a wall” over the last few months. The thing is, my personality hasn’t changed from when I started a year ago. This has caused me anxiety and a feeling of frustration because I don’t know where this is coming from. And it has caused me to reconsider my current employment. Anyhow, all this to say, I have turned to God as my refuge and letting the Spirit be my counselor on what to say and what to do. I don’t think I’ve ever read Psalm 143, but its words were like a soothing balm this morning. As I hope they were to you, Shes.

  38. Kelly (NEO) says:

    As Paul wrote, “Therefore we do not give up. Even though our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Cor. 4:16-18).

    Joining TINA and JULIA C in prayers for you, dear Shes.

  39. Julia C says:

    “David actually shows the truest form of trust in God by unclenching his grip around those tender places, offering up his sufferings to God as that prayer of trust, wisdom, and surrender.” Thank you, Kayla de la Torre ❤️

    JASMINE H – Praying for you as you return to work. Continued prayers for your husband. Prayerful his second interview goes well this afternoon.

    MISSY CSONKA – Praying for an uplifted spirit and peace in the relationships with your spouse and mother.

    KRISTI – What a beautiful memory of your mom❤️

    LINDA K – Praying for relief of sciatic pain and for God’s presence. He is with you. He holds you.

    TRACI GENDRON – Praying peace over you. He knows, He sees, He takes care of you.


    MIA FAITH – Praying for your family to experience God’s faithful and everlasting love.

    SARAH – Praying for a successful surgery for your coworker’s daughter and that they both may feel God’s peace.

    LINDA IN NC – Praying for your sister, your husband and your … in law. (please remember me which in law)

    THERESA – God provides. Praise the Lord! Continued prayers for Arlo.

    For all my sisters who are overwhelmed (including myself today…) I pray this prayer which I found in in my Bible, next to Psalm 143. It is from Scotty Smith:

    “Grant us peace as we make important decisions. Free us from the foolish notion there is only one right choice to make. Actually, there is only one right God to trust, and that is You. Lead us, as we lean on You, Father.


  40. Jasmine H says:

    He remembers each and every one of us!

    Thank you Kayla for this morning’s devotional.

    Thank you Tina for your beautiful prayers: “Lord I pray you remember them as they do what is necessary in love. By grace. And in Hope.” This gives me so much encouragement as I will be returning to working as a midwife on labour ward tomorrow after time away.

    And thank you ladies who prayed for my husband’s job interview last Wednesday. We are waiting to hear back as to the outcome of the interview. He has second interview this afternoon with a different company.

    A Walton and Dana – lifting up you and your families in prayer this morning.

  41. Tina says:

    Lord God, into your loving and remembering heart, I offer prayers for my sister’s here whose hearts are hurting from loss of loved one.. Lord, to you I lift up TRACI GENDRON, MIA FAITH, MARTHA HIX. ALAYNA( forgive me dear sister, if I have not mentioned you in this, BUT GOD..He knows. He sees. He hears.

    Lord God, I pray you remember LINDA K, with sciatic pain. TERESA DONLEY, with her diagnosis. CATHERINE McVEY, her stem cell procedure. TRACI GENDRON, her worry over her eye diagnosis. GAIL CRAIK. SHARON JERSEY GIRLS cousin Steve. SARAH, for her co-workers daughter with the tumour. THERESA, MAMA to ARLO..
    Lord in your mercy hear our prayers for our dear sisters and their loved one.
    Remember them Lord God, as you send your healing power..
    If again, I have forgotten names, forgive me, it is not intentional, BUT GOD..

    Lord God, for the faithful care givers, LINDA K, GRAMSIESUE, LYNNE FROM ALABAMA, NANCY S, LINDA FROM NY, I am going to add FOSTER MAMA, as I believe you are a caregiver to the little people in your care, Lord God, in and by your grace, I pray your grace and strength over them as the serve their loved ones. Lord, I prayed patience covered in special moments. Lord I pray you remember them as they do what is necessary in love. By grace. And in Hope.
    Lord, REMEMBER ALL caregivers..❤

    Lord, I also pray for the wonderful teachers here, whose hearts are full of wanting to share what they know, but sometimes are worn down by the long hours, tiredness, overworked, Lord God, REMEMBER them as they face this new day and week..

    Lord God, and for ALL my fellow sisters struggling in areas that overwhelm them, Lord, in you mercy, REMEMBER them, and hear their prayers and cries..❤

    Lord God, praying and lifting up the sisters we have not seen here in a while, CHURCHMOUSE, comes to mind, as does ANGIE, (I started to write DOROTHY, praise God I know where she is.). Prayerful they are well and that You, Lord God, have your eye on them, keeping them safe.

    BUT GOD.


    Will continue t o hold you, my beloveds in prayer.
    Sending Happy Tuesday love and hugs from across the pond..❤

  42. Dana says:

    Prayers requested for my mom and step dad please as they are forced to make heart wrenching decisions they don’t want to make in order to afford a caregiver for him. My mom said today “God isn’t listening to me anymore” and it broke my heart. I’ve never heard her speak this way before. There is a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness hanging over our family. Please dear Lord, let her hear You. Amen.

  43. A Walton says:

    Thanks for praying for our land purchase. The seller’s solicitor has sent the contract to ours to look at. Hopefully we will be signing soon.