An example of turning God’s promises into prayer is to take Psalm 32:8 and pray God’s words back to Him. We could state that we believe He will teach us and reveal His path, while remaining by our side. God is faithful and unchanging, so we can trust in His promises, which enable us to rest confidently and act boldly.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, April 20, 2023.
Be strong and courageous, because you will encounter obstacles that challenge your obedience. Such boldness isn’t something we muster within ourselves. It’s developed through reliance upon the Lord. Courage comes when our faith is stronger than our fear. Everything you need to succeed in life is provided for you by God. But these provisions are available only when you choose to follow His plans. If you ignore the Lord and set your own goals without His direction, you may get what you want, but it won’t be true success.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, June 5, 2019.
Focus on the Lord instead of your fear. Every time dread enters our heart, we must remember that we are in the hand of our almighty, all-knowing, loving Father.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 8, 2022.