It's Just the Beginning
This page is meant to encourage you and offer you scripture and prayers that will help you during your difficult times.
My prayer is that you will find a way to “Cling to Jesus” in the hard times, and in the midst of your difficulty, you will CHOOSE to continue to pray, learn to trust, and be reminded, that the Creator of the Universe LOVES you and is there for you in your time of need, if only you will CHOOSE to let Him.
Know also, that there is a purpose for your struggles, that God is working through you and building character in you to make you better, stronger, and best of all, to give you HOPE.
“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
May you find the HOPE of Jesus, in your time of need, and know that God is there in your sadness, your darkness, and with you every step of the way. He is with you in your daily walk, and He will bring you through to happier times.
When you don't understand your situation
Here I am in another situation that I just can’t understand. I cry out to you Lord and can’t understand why this is happening. Help me to step back and think about my situation in a new way. Help me Lord to trust in you and know that you are working things out even though I cannot see with my eyes right now. I don’t understand why this is happening Lord, but I know that you love me and will work the situation out for my good, in YOUR time. But as I go through this Lord, help me to be patient. Help me to trust in you and in your spirit to give me strength to go on. Wipe away my tears Lord and renew my body and mind with YOUR strength and YOUR love. Give me wisdom Lord to discern what is going on and guide my tongue that I might watch my words and not speak negatively in this situation. Help me to trust that things will work out in the end for your Glory and though it looks like the end for me right now, help me trust that this could be just the beginning of something wonderful that you have in store for me. I may not be able to see the bigger picture or the purpose right now, but YOU can. I Believe in you, I Love you, and I Trust you Lord.
In Jesus name,
"It's Just the Beginning"
When you feel overwhelmed
I believe in your Word. I believe in your love for me. Your word tells me that you will be there with me in difficult times. Your word tells me that I will not be overwhelmed by the waters or consumed by the fires that so often come my way. Your word tells me that YOU will be with me when they do. I believe this and know that if YOU are with me, then everything will be alright! I may come to raging rivers and roaring fires, but you have promised to be there by my side through them all. I find comfort in YOU and in your promises.
Thank you Lord for your promises, and thank you Lord for being with me in my times of need.
I love you Lord,
In Jesus name,
"Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
Your word tells me that “In this world we will have trouble.” But you also tell me to “Take heart, for you have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Well Lord, I do have trouble. And sometimes it feels like it happens time and time again. I do not always understand why, but I do know that I will cling to you in my times of trouble. My desire is to be closer to you Lord, and my heart wants to trust in you Lord. So many times Lord, my problems overwhelm me and my heart is so broken that I cannot even figure out words to pray or what I should even ask for. In these times Lord, all I know to do is say your name. Your name somehow gives me peace Lord, and so I will say it over and over. “Jesus – Jesus – Jesus. Father – Father – Father.” “Jesus – Jesus – Jesus.”
Help me in my time of need Lord. Help me Lord. Help me Lord. Cover me in your spirit Lord. Help me Lord. Let me feel your love Lord. Help me Lord.
"I Cling to Jesus"
Thankful for Christ's sacrifice
I can never thank you enough for what you did on the cross. Your love for me amazes me. Your sacrifice for your people is incredible and you are an awesome God. Thank you for loving me enough to die for me. I long to be with you one day Lord, and spend eternity with you. I worship you and praise you for you are holy and you are a good God. Thank you Lord for your blessings and for your love! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
In Jesus name.
"Beauty of the Cross"
Feeling unloved or unworthy
I find myself getting down again. I hear the words of others and Lord I start to believe them. Help me Lord to remember that my worth and my value come from YOU. Remind me Lord, of how much YOU love me. I want to feel your presence Lord, and forget what the world tells me. I don’t want to compare myself with others lives and with what I see on the outside. Help me to remember that social media is not reflecting REAL life. I don’t want to live a life of comparison Lord. I want to be content with the blessings that you have given me. I want to know that YOU are for me, and if YOU are for me then who can be against me Lord? Give me peace in my spirit Lord to know that it doesn’t matter what other people may say, that I am a Child of the Master of the Universe! I am YOUR child, and I am worthy in YOUR sight.
In Jesus name.
"Child of the Master"
Accepting Jesus as your Savior
I have waited too long to call on you. I realize now how much I need you in my life. I come before you now Lord, on my knees, asking you to come into my life. I want you to be a part of my life Lord, in the good times and in the bad. I want to know you Lord and I accept you as my Lord and Savior. I know that I have sinned Lord. Please forgive me. I am unworthy. I know that sin separates me from you Lord, and I no longer want to live apart from you. You died for me on the cross Lord and you took on my sins. You rose from the grave and conquered all sin. You took the punishment that I deserved and I am so thankful Lord. Please forgive me Lord. Please come into my life and be my Savior. I want to cling to you. From this day forward Lord, I want to praise you and live for you. Please send your holy spirit to help me live a life that glorifies you. I want to turn from my old ways Lord, and I want to Cling to Jesus.
You are my Savior Lord!
In Jesus name.
"Are You Ready?
These prayers and more are compiled in a "Cling to Jesus" Companion Book and is available when you visit our Online Store. If they have been helpful to you, I hope that you will order a copy for yourself, or share with someone else, to help them Cling to Jesus in their times of need as well.