Philippians 1:19 Works Out For Deliverance

for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance. Philippians 1:19

Bad things happen to people on a regular basis. When it occurs, people often only see the bad in it and cannot see anything good happening. Millions every year give up any hope of surviving the bad situation and end their lives.

Many people put all of their hope in situations that they can control, then get crushed when things outside of their control occur.

Paul had been in prison at the time of his writing this letter to the Philippians. the church was worried and praying for him. Paul believed that his being in prison would turn out for his deliverance.

When a person is going through a difficult time, it can be very difficult to continue to have hope. All that is seen is the trial set before them, with no apparent window of end or release in sight. Giving up appears to be the only option.

Believers will sometimes fall into the same mindset, forgetting who God is and how big He is. Looking through their own eyes, they only see as the world sees, nothing but the problem.

However, believers can have a hope and trust in God that goes beyond any logic or circumstances set before them. The God, who created the heavens and the earth, is still in control. With prayer and trust in Him, He can turn around the worst situation in a person’s life and deliver the person from the trial. This is done for His glory and honor.

God never allows a person to stay permanently in a bad trial. As a last option (in man’s eyes) God takes the person home to heaven. Otherwise, God always delivers the believer from the trial.

You may have some bad situation in your life. Do not give up or give in to it and the way of the world’s thinking. Pray to God and tell Him about it. As you are going through this trial, give God praise and put all of your hope and trust in Him.

At the right time, God will deliver you from the fiery trial you may be going through. Know that God will use what you are going through to deliver you and spread the gospel message to a fallen world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God in every situation; that you will pray to God about every situation; that you will see God’s hand of deliverance in your life; and that you will give God praise in and through every trial in your life.

Acts 1:14 Together In Prayer

They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers. Acts 1:14

People of like mind will get together to accomplish something greater than what any one of them can do alone. The world recognizes the need to work as a group to accomplish greater things.

At the same time many know the need to work together, many will also work to do things completely on their own. These individuals want all the credit for what is accomplished.

After Jesus had left them, all the disciples and some others met together for prayer. As a group they were constantly in prayer.

The world knows that isolation can bring control over a person. With isolation one becomes weak and has no support or encouragement. The world wants to isolate and crush believers and their belief in Jesus.

It is common for believers to believe that they can do things on their own. They pray and study the bible alone. While this is good, it cannot be all that one does. Every believer needs to get together with other believers for the purpose of prayer. And this should not be a one time event, but a constant event.

Praying together holds and builds each other up and invites God to be present in the middle. Getting together builds unity of mind, spirit and work. More will be accomplished with a small group of praying believers, than thousands praying alone and separate.

God has a work for believers to do as individuals and as a body. They need to work as a team to pray and seek God’s will, direction and strength to accomplish His work. After the disciples prayed, they turned the world upside down.

As a believer, you need strength for each day. You need God’s direction in your life. And you need support. To get these things you need to be spending constant time in prayer alone and corporately.

Do not allow yourself to be isolated from other believers, thinking you can do the battle on your own. Attack the enemy in prayer with a group.

This prayer can be done as a group physically getting together, or getting together remotely at a set time, connected by internet or phone. Either way is getting together in war against the enemy by constant prayer.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be in constant prayer with God; that you will pray constantly with other believers; and that you will see God work in your life.