I’m blessed to attend a church where the Word of God (aka: The Bible) is the primary component of every sermon message. Every week, Pastor Chuck Angel (yes, our church has an Angel in the pulpit) imparts a powerful message based on Scriptural truth, citing numerous chapters and verses as we follow along in our Bibles.
This summer we are learning how to DREAM BIG AND PRAY HARD as we participate in Pray 60 – 60 Days to Dream Big and Pray Hard.
The message today began with Matthew 9:18. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the story in Matthew 9:20 about the woman “who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years.” As Jesus passed by her in a crowd, she reached out “and touched the edge of His cloak—and by her faith she was instantly healed.
Today, God laid something new on my heart as I sat in church reading that Scripture. For many mothers who have challenging relationships with equally challenging adult children, our hearts have been bleeding for years, and we are desperate for the pain to stop. We pray, cry, plead, and bargain—yet nothing changes. The ongoing drama, chaos and crisis surrounding the lives of our adult children, is sapping us of our lifeblood.
Many of us don’t even know any more how—or what—to pray. If you’re searching for an answer in how to help your adult child through another crisis, the answer is closer than you might think.
We need to reach out and touch Jesus—believing without question that He can heal our broken and bleeding hearts. That He can give us the wisdom and discernment to make choices that will stop the insanity. That He can make a difference in our lives—and in the lives of our adult children. For nothing is impossible with God.
Pastor Chuck says, “Bold prayers honor God, and God honors bold prayers.”
If you have a difficult relationship with a challenging person, whether it’s an adult child, spouse, sibling, parent, or employer, join me today in praying boldly for the bleeding to stop. Believe without question that God will make a way when there seems to be no way—and finding that way begins when our relationship with Jesus Christ becomes the most important relationship in our lives. When we understand that reaching out and touching Him is the only thing that can save us.
The “Pray 60” sermon series is changing my life and the lives of many in my church family here in Fort Worth, Texas. God is moving in miraculous ways as Pastor Chuck and Jill Angel follow the calling God has placed on their lives, faithfully ministering to others with love, grace, knowledge, and wisdom. I’d like to invite you to listen to the entire “Pray 60” series online. Or by visiting The Harvest Church website and clicking on the word MEDIA in the upper right corner.
God bless and keep you on your journey to set healthy boundaries and find SANITY.