EBOLA? I Choose To Pray!

ISAIAH 40:28-29:
28 “Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the LORD,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.”

OBSERVATION: Have you ever grown weary? Have you ever grown faint? Have you ever not known what to do? We have all faced times of perplexity and challenge. This morning as I read this Scripture I am moved to pray for the two healthcare victims who have contracted the Ebola virus in Dallas, and the dozens more who are at risk. I am also drawn to pray for those who are trying desperately to contain the outbreak of this disease, and for the multitudes who stand by and watch in fear.

As believers we are not called to fear – we are called to pray. While the world may grow weary and faint, we are renewed in strength as we wait upon the Lord. This strength is not given for our own comfort alone. It is given so that we can rise up and be the intercessors that God is looking for. To anyone watching the unfolding of the events at hand it is clear that those is charge are under a great deal of pressure and are doing their best to contain this disease. They are using the knowledge they have at hand, but it is limited. We can sit back and criticize them, we can hide in our homes in fear, or we can begin to call out to the One who never faints nor is weary, to the One whose understanding is unsearchable. This morning I choose to pray!

Dear Lord, extend your healing touch to the two healthcare workers who have contracted Ebola caring for the man who came to the US infected with the virus, and died. Comfort this man’s family, and extend Your healing touch to these two healthcare workers. Lord, give those in leadership and authority both wisdom and humility in taking the steps needed to contain this virus. Please place a protective hedge around Your people and around all those who are caring for those in need. Have mercy on us Lord. Call Your people to prayer and intercession. For You give power to the weak, and to those who have no might You increase their strength. In Jesus Name!

“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭30-31‬ NKJV)

About Kirk's Devotional Journal

Kirk L. Zehnder is the Founder of Resurrection Christian Outreach. RCO is a ministry that promotes the growth and vitality of the local church through speaking engagements, seminars, various media tools, and written curriculum and books. This ministry was started over 35 years ago by Kirk as a means to strengthen the church that he was pastoring. It grew as Kirk began to share these tools with other churches. Today many of the materials are being used by local churches both nationally and internationally. Kirk's Devotional Journal is a result of struggling with Bible reading programs that never seemed to work. Kirk feels the Lord helped him discover an easy-to-follow program to Read, Reflect, Pray, and Journal through the Bible in one year. This program is called L.I.F.E. Unlike other programs there are no dates to follow. You can miss a day and still complete your reading. You never feel like the dates and verses you missed are chasing you. You are free to enjoy your daily Biblical journey and listen to the voice of The Lord. For more information on the L.I.F.E. plan, send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com. Kirk is also available for speaking engagements, seminars, and retreats. With over 40 years of professional business and pastoral ministry experience, Kirk brings a unique combination of practical wisdom, humor, and Biblical insight. If you would like Kirk to speak at your church, school, or ministry, please send an email to rcoutreach@aol.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss your opportunity.
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