Weekly Devotion

 

July 15, 2018

 

 

Deliverance

 

Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16

 

Addictions, habits, and negative attitudes can wear us out. They sap our energy, destroy our focus on more positive things, and even interfere with our relationships and family life. If we need deliverance from some wrong behavior, the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is our helper. We are called to confess our need to God and ask Him to deliver us.

 

God may lead us to discuss our faults with others whom we can trust to pray for us, that we may be healed. If we believe our lives are out of control in some area, we should honestly acknowledge it, perhaps talk to a trusted friend about it, and certainly pray about it. We can be delivered from the things in our lives that are exhausting our energies and keeping us from what God intends.

 

Let us pray: Father, right now I ask for Your help to overcome things that are controlling my life. Help me to approach these things with honesty and give me strength to reach out to others who can help me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.