“Let me use danger as material for courage”
Devotions
by Dr. Michael Sprague
Published on March 27, 2023
Categories: Devotions

Let me use danger as material for courage”

Ukraine tensions. Inflation pressures. Polarization fatigue. Crime Craziness. Rising anxiety and depression. Loneliness epidemic.

Let us ask God to redeem our present challenges. The Scottish minister John Baillie prayed:

Let me use disappointment as material for patience;
Let me use success as material for thankfulness;
Let me use anxiety as material for perseverance;
Let me use danger as material for courage;
Let me use criticism as material for learning;
Let me use praise as material for humility;
Let me use pleasures as material for self-control;
Let me use pain as material for endurance.
Will you make his prayer your own today?

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1b). The battle is before us. Let us foster the voice of the Spirit in us that says, “I will not stop.” Persevere my friends for we are members of the fellowship of the burning hearts.

 

Dr. Michael Sprague is the Louisiana State Chaplain with the Capitol Commission and President of Grace Adventures. Michael does life with his wonderful wife Donna and resides in Mandeville, LA. His motto is “Bet the Farm on God.” You can find more information about Michael here.

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