#PrayerForTheWeek – Wholeness

Heavenly Father, we thank You that when we submit to You, You do not suppress who we are… but You free us to become who You made us to be.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

The tests that define our lives are not tests on our knowledge, but tests on our character. ​

Romans 5:3-4
And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Often times our roots are deepened during a season of struggle. 

Deuteronomy 11:2, 8 

Remember today the discipline you learned from the Lord your God. (I’m not talking to your children. They didn’t see or experience any of this.) You saw and experienced His great power—His mighty hand and powerful arm. Obey all the commands I’m giving you today. Then you will have the strength to enter and take possession of the land once you’ve crossed the Jordan River.