“Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly” Psalms 31:9 KJV
As we continue in prayer for the people of Manchester, first & foremost for the victims; those who tragically lost their lives, including Police Officer Elaine McIver from Cheshire Police Force; the critically injured including her husband & children, their & the many families, friends & colleagues; we also pray for calm & peace. We pray for the Government & the pressure they face to find answers, act justly & wisely & keep Britain safe. WE ask God to lead them in wise counsel.
We pray for the journey of healing and recovery ahead, not just for the victims & Manchester but for the Country as a whole. This ugly & evil atrocity has deeply affected us all. We weep for the loss of so many people, for so many children, they were babies, with their potential & dreams ahead of them, wickedly snuffed out. Oh God, we weep for the loss of the sanctity and preciousness of the gift of life. For indeed, life is a gift & this was cruelly snatched away from innocent people because of fear. What is arising from all we have seen since this crime against humanity on Monday, is what fear has and can, do. There is a real threat from the enemy, who stops at nothing to cause catastrophe because the Word of God tells us his agenda “the enemy comes to kill, steal & destroy” & his modus operandi ‘using fear (false evidence appearing real) & doubt’ but God has come! He came so “we might have life & have it more abundantly” not only this temporal life, so terribly cut short by this evil but Gods eternal life with Him, in the glorious Heavens- this is our aim. To see our loved ones again – The Blessed Hope of Our Lord & Saviour.
I want to share this beautiful encouragement which was sent to me when my brother was taken from us unexpectedly & tragically, I hope it helps reassures you wherever you are reading, that Gods is our Healer, our Restorer, our Counsellor & The Prince of Peace. His peace is everlasting. This is why we pray. This is what we pray for. If we harbour animosities & hatred in our hearts we are no better than those who committed this heinous crime. We are allowed to “be angry but sin not”. Don’t let our anger be allowed to form a bitter root in our hearts because it develops into hatred. Hatred turns darkness. Hatred is like a ‘pressure cooker waiting to blow’, it is only a matter of time before it makes on everything act in malice.
Showing mercy does not mean we condone what has happened, it demonstrates that love will conquer evil. Let us come together in peace
“* God’s Peace for When You Are Anxious
* God’s Peace for When You Feel Overwhelmed
* God’s Peace for When You Feel Sadness
* God’s Peace for When You Are Too Busy
* God’s Peace for When You Are Filed With Fear
* God’s Peace for When You Are Awake for No Reason”
If you require advice, support or prayer, please email or contact us here at LPCF. Please follow Greater Manchester Police @ChristiansinGMP on Twitter for more updates. “Make me a channel of Your peace where there is hatred let me bring Your love;where there is darkness let me bring Light”
God bless you & today, as you go about, walk boldly in Christ Jesus, not in fear for “we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us”?