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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Good morning, friends. I’m sorry for not sending/posting for the past few days. I pray that you would be comforted by His Word if you’re in need of His touch in any area that hurts you.

Gilbert hit his knees clutching his funny looking block of wood between his hands which he prepared by himself while others were on good cars which were made by their fathers. With a wrinkled brow he set to converse with the Lord, his Father. He prayed in earnest for a very long minute and a half. Then he stood, smile on his face and announced, “Okay, I am ready.” Gilbert leaped into the air with a loud “Thank you” as the crowd roared in approval.

The Scout Master came up to Gilbert with microphone in hand and asked the obvious question, “So you prayed to win, huh,Gilbert?” To which Gilbert answered, “Oh, no sir. That wouldn't be fair to ask God to help you beat someone else. I just asked Him to make it so I don't cry when I lose.”


Children seem to have wisdom far beyond us. Gilbert didn't ask God to win the race, he didn't ask God to fix the outcome, Gilbert asked God to give him strength in the outcome. When Gilbert first saw the other cars he didn't cry out to God, “No fair, they had a fathers help.” No, he went to his Father for strength. Perhaps we spend too much of our prayer time asking God to rig the race, to make us number one, or too much time asking God to remove us from the struggle, when we should be seeking God's strength to get through the struggle. “I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13


Gilbert's simple prayer spoke volumes to those present that night. He never doubted that God would indeed answer his request. He didn't pray to win, thus hurt someone else; he prayed that God would supply the grace to lose with dignity. Yes, Gilbert walked away a winner that night, with his Father at his side. The greatest win is having the Father at your side and nothing else. Whenever I’m troubled the very line that comes to my mind is, “Because He lives I can face tomorrow”. Yes, He comforts me a lot by His Word through Bible, through songs, etc… I can boldly say that whatever happens, I have a hope that Jesus lives and He has everything in His control. And only because of this I'm strengthened and can move forward. Are you too willing to move forward today keeping your worries unto Him?

May God bless!

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