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Seeking Serenity In Uncertain Times: 52 Week Guided Devotional & Prayer Journal

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A timely and inspiring devotional to help you conquer your worries and achieve the kind of peace that can only come from God.

Synopsis

This devotional and prayer journal will help you stay on track, be consistent with your journaling, pray with purpose and deepen your relationship with Jesus. A beautiful and practical way to draw closer to God every day!

Are you drowning in worry and anxiety?

In these complicated times, where many aspects of our lives – our health, our families, our communities, our jobs – seem to be in jeopardy, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty and fear.

Writing down your thoughts, prayers, and reflections weekly will give your prayer life a structure and intention that can often seem out of reach.

By exploring how the Scriptures have enabled her to find peace when confronted with tragedy and uncertainty in her own life, Grace Sandford offers you this devotional and guided journal, which features:

Reflections on the Word
Weekly challenges that will help you build resilience and courage
Prayers to deepen your faith
Journal space to check-in during your journey
Large page size for easy journaling

Week by week, this journal will help you face your fears, bring them to God and find the serenity in faith to live an anxiety free life!

I think that there is no better time than now to read “Seeking Serenity In Uncertain Times” by Grace Sanford. In a world changed by a pandemic and filled with so much uncertainty, in a world where fear is just around the corner, we need as much help as we could get to give us the courage we need to carry on.


Written by someone who understands what pain and suffering are all about, this book is filled with valuable nuggets of wisdom that would console you and calm your anxious mind.


For 52 weeks, you can find a guide to keep you on track, reminding you of the hope you can still have, and urging you to ponder deeply on what matters most in your life.


Interactive and conversational in tone, you’d think you’re reading a letter from a dear friend, a friend who desires to lift you up just when you needed it most.


Many times, we think we know everything there is to know about life. We think that we have read every practical advice that matters. Quite often, however, mere knowledge is not what we need. What we need is to be reminded of the many things we have forgotten or failed to practice along the way.


We also need someone who can tell her story – her struggles and her pain. We need someone who has gone into darkness and grief herself and who continues to believe in a Higher Power that would see us through. We need someone who can believe with us, making us feel we are not alone.


With this book, you can have a companion every week to help you reflect on important themes like hope, gratitude, resilience, compassion and perseverance. While you can attempt to read it in one sitting, you can benefit more if you digest it one day at a time, letting the inspiration sink in until it becomes a part of who you are.


Each week’s theme is divided into five sections that can help you grow in your walk with God. This includes a space for relevant Bible verses (Scripture), the author’s personal reflection, thoughts on how to practice the reflection (meeting God halfway), prayer and self-assessment (checking in).


This book would be a good gift to yourself and to people you care about, especially at the start of the coming year.


No one is exempt from difficulties, but we can let our troubles bring us closer to God, looking towards Him with hope, faith and humility. These are uncertain times, but we can still find serenity through it all. We can still find courage, compassion and love.

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Synopsis

This devotional and prayer journal will help you stay on track, be consistent with your journaling, pray with purpose and deepen your relationship with Jesus. A beautiful and practical way to draw closer to God every day!

Are you drowning in worry and anxiety?

In these complicated times, where many aspects of our lives – our health, our families, our communities, our jobs – seem to be in jeopardy, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty and fear.

Writing down your thoughts, prayers, and reflections weekly will give your prayer life a structure and intention that can often seem out of reach.

By exploring how the Scriptures have enabled her to find peace when confronted with tragedy and uncertainty in her own life, Grace Sandford offers you this devotional and guided journal, which features:

Reflections on the Word
Weekly challenges that will help you build resilience and courage
Prayers to deepen your faith
Journal space to check-in during your journey
Large page size for easy journaling

Week by week, this journal will help you face your fears, bring them to God and find the serenity in faith to live an anxiety free life!

WEEK 1: An Anchor in the Storm

But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

~ James 1:6

 

My children have this habit: When they want something from me and think they know that the answer is going to be a “no,” they go about the question in a round-about way. They kind of squirm, make themselves “small” and use their most timid voice.

 

It irritates me beyond measure, to be honest!

 

So, I ask them to pause, to take a breath, and then to ask me properly, directly, and without all the drama. They may still get a “no,” but at least they will have asked for what they want with conviction.

 

We can think of our prayers with God in the same way. We do not ask for His guidance and strength with our smallest voice, full of doubt that He will forsake us.

 

Even if it is true that we cannot know what answer we will get to our prayers, we do not doubt that He will answer.

 

As the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”1 With God’s presence in our lives, we are reassured and we do not need to be tentative; we can stride forward with conviction.

 

And so, we pray without hesitation—we lay out all our concerns, worries, and fear—knowing that the love God has for us is steadfast, unwavering, a constant anchor in the storm.

 

Reflect

 

·         When do you feel small?

·         Do you sometimes doubt God’s love?

·         Do you feel that your needs are too inconsequential to ask for God’s favor?


In a notebook or journal you can answer these questions and/or add your own personal reflection on the Scripture. 

 

Meeting God Halfway

 

This week consider taking the words “I can’t” out of your vocabulary; these words give power to your self-doubt…instead, say “I can” or “I could” and ask for help if it gets tricky!


Are there any other lessons learned from the Scripture that you could put into action this week?

 

 

Prayer

 

Lord, I have already taken the first step and believe that You are with me to guide me through life’s journey. Today, I lay all my earthly concerns at Your door, knowing that You will provide me with everything I need. Amen.


In your notebook or journal you can also write down other personal prayers. 


Check-In


Before you move on to the next week take the time to check-in with yourself.

 

About the author

Grace Sandford is a wife, mother and writer. She writes primarily about the challenges that she has faced, her journey through faith, being the mother of living children and also a stillborn daughter, and the partner of a recovering alcoholic. view profile

Published on October 31, 2020

30000 words

Genre: Religion & Spirituality

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