Take words and return

“Return O Israel to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity.  Take words with you and return to the Lord.  Say to Him, ‘take away our iniquity and receive us graciously’.” (Hosea 14:1-2)  Sometimes in counseling, a person will say to me, “Pastor, what will I say?”  It is a desperate cry of a person in crisis, searching for something to say that will make the situation better.  I understand this need.  I often need similar guidance.  We have to be careful as we repair broken relationships.   How thankful we should be that Christ has given us words that we can say to the Father, appropriate words,  powerful words, words that when spoken from sincere hearts guide us back toward God and His blessing.  Today, friend, as you go before the Father, will you be thankful for the Lord’s prayer?  He has given us the words to say.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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