“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Romans 12:1-2).
We live in a world that is filled with despair and hopelessness. If we were to admit it personally, there is not one of us who hasn’t had the enemy strike hard at us with feelings of despair at one time or other. We live in the world system, and we fight the devil on a daily basis. There is a battlefield of the mind where we wrestle against the powers of darkness. The enemy strikes hard with hopelessness and despair. It’s deep-seated and it’s everywhere – even within the body of Christ. The devil will scream in our ears, “You’re no good.” “God’s will for you is not good.” “Your situation is hopeless.” It’s hard to live in victory when we believe enemy lies.
It’s time to take charge of negative thinking. We have power to cast down all thoughts of despair and hopelessness. We do not have to be a captive to negative thoughts that lead to despair. We can renew our mind in God’s Word. It’s not by trying harder to change, but by seeing more clearly how God evaluates us.
This is a 5 1/2 minute teaching and prayer that will help you to overcome despair and negative feelings in your life. It is called: A Prayer to Overcome Despair and Hopelessness.
This is from the Intercessors Arise International School of Prayer.
By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)