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God doesn’t enjoy seeing you suffer

From 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting Guide

Call to Prayer

Lamentations 3 reminds us that when the future looks bleak, the days feel long, and injustice is everywhere, we find hope in knowing that God’s love and compassion never run out. The breath in your lungs is proof of God’s faithfulness. 

As you pray today, take your time. Breathe deeply, quiet your mind, and wait for the Lord. May His presence fill you with hope and allow you to see things as they really are. May you leave this time declaring with confidence, “The Lord is my portion, therefore I will hope in him.”

Today’s Scripture

Lamentations 3:20-40

Ways to Pray

  • Is there any part of life where you’ve denied someone justice, made life harder for those who are struggling, or cut corners to get ahead? Let us test and examine our ways. 
  • Where do you turn when you’re lacking hope? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal if you’re looking to anyone or anything other than the Lord for your hope. 

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Devotionals From This Study

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First, we grieve

Future generations will hear of 2020 and be amazed. Through this time of strife and disease, God is calling His people back to Him in ful...

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Do you hear that?

The alarm is sounding. It’s time to wake up! The Day of the LORD is coming. The LORD says, “Return to me with all your heart.” 

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What makes you weep?

The prophet Jeremiah wept over his sin and the sin of God’s people. As we read, pray, and fast today, let’s see the seriousness of our si...

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God doesn’t enjoy seeing you suffer

When the future looks bleak, the days feel long, and injustice is everywhere, we find hope in knowing that God’s love and compassion neve...

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Desperation won’t drive God away

Psalm 42 reminds us that our desperation doesn’t drive God away. We can ask Him the hard questions like, “When?” and “Why?” 

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What’s the wise thing to do?

Job 28 reminds us that while we may want to do what’s wise, only God knows the way to true wisdom. 

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Where’s the love?

Have we abandoned the love we had at first? As you read, fast, and pray today, remember the love you had for Christ when you first believed.

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We are children of light

In God’s family, we do things differently than the rest of the world. We imitate Jesus, loving others as He loved us.

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The one thing that really matters

Just because news and social media have the loudest voices doesn’t mean they are the most trusted voices.

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Prepare for a battle

Ephesians 6:10-24 reminds us that while we are in a battle, our enemy isn’t made of flesh and bone.

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What’s driving your sacrifice?

Has your personal time with God become boring or routine? Isaiah 1:11-20 reminds us that God isn’t interested in our religiosity. 

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The kind of fast God wants

In Isaiah 58, God tells His people that fasting and prayer have to be more than religious activity. 

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Rescue is what God does best

Sin disconnects us from God, making us blind and vulnerable. But while sin gripped us tightly in its coils, God stepped in to rescue us.

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We can be fearless

Jesus sees and understands every detail of our lives. Whatever life throws at us, we take hope knowing Jesus preserves our lives forever.

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How to be blessed

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus reframes what it means to be truly blessed.

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How to live in God’s kingdom

Life in the kingdom is only truly possible with a yielded heart, a renewed mind, and God’s grace. 

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Where to find peace in a storm

In Mark 5, Jesus performed some of His greatest miracles — but not before He and His disciples encountered a violent storm crossing a lak...

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Now’s the time to get ready

King Jesus is coming back, and our mission, much like John the Baptist’s, is to prepare the way for His return. 

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Resist through the Word

The sustaining power and steadfast ways of Jesus through the Holy Spirit are possible for us.

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Stand in the gap

Jesus stood in the gap for us! May we now stand in the gap for our friends, family, and community through prayer. 

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A call to remain faithful

We are not destined to fall into the world’s traps. 

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This is how we fight our battles

Peter instructs everyone to live rooted in humility — something we all need. 

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He will be our Shepherd

There is only one perfect Sheperd: Jesus the Messiah. Let Him surround you with His protection, provision, and peace. 

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What does God want?

What pleases God is not our religious routine, outrageous offerings, or even extreme self-denial.

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God is ready to forgive

God forgives His people readily? His arms are open wide, and he stands ready to forgive.

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Whose house are you building?

Building God’s house is far better than anything we could build for ourselves.

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God’s plans are better

Unmet expectations are no match for God’s goodness. 

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Are we tolerating or teachable?

 Jesus searches our hearts and minds and rewards us according to our works. 

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Humble yourself before God

The things we want to see God do in the world, we first need to ask Him to do in us.

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The encounter we need

 In the middle of unrest and uncertainty, what we need is an encounter with God. 

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God is eager to save you

We can call to God in our darkest hour. He will hear us and heal us.

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Evil doesn’t win

Darkness cannot win. You cannot lose. Jesus is coming!

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Be still and know

God is with you. He is here with you, right now.

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His yoke is easy

Those who trust in Jesus find peace and security, regardless of circumstances. 

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Busy with the wrong things?

Religious duty is an effective distraction that can, in time, replace devotion.

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This is still good news

Remember the freedom, hope, and wonder you experienced when you surrendered your life to Jesus.

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Faith that’s undeniable

Christians, pray for boldness. It’s what we do. 

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Jesus is worthy!

The entire world will one day acknowledge that Jesus is worthy of our praise.  

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Heaven looks like this

One day, we will stand in unity with every nation, tribe, people, and language, praising Jesus.

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Receive the breakthrough

As we approach the end of this fast, God is calling us into a new thing. 

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