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A Powerful March 21 Prayer (Psalm 20:7 commentary)

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Bible verse for March 21

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Psalm 20:7 NIV)

Prayer Reflections for March 21

The doctor walked in, and I knew what she was going to say. I could tell by her face.

No matter how much my heart knew what words were about to come out of her mouth, I sat there in frozen shock when she said, “I know you’re only 29 weeks pregnant, but we need to deliver this baby. Today.”

I never knew it was possible to suddenly be filled with so many thoughts in my head at one time. 

29 weeks? Does that mean that the baby even survives? I know nothing about premature babies, how premature is 29 weeks? I don’t even know if he’s three pounds yet. I just got to see an ultrasound for the first time, and now he’s being delivered?!

This baby was our miracle baby before his early entrance into the world. We found out I was pregnant with this baby, baby #3, five years after being told I could never have kids. I had no idea I was pregnant for the first three months of pregnancy. So even though I was pregnant for 29 weeks, I was only knowingly pregnant for 17 weeks. It was all happening too fast for me to process anything.

Another doctor came in and started listing out all the risks of delivering early as if I had a choice in the matter. The number of times he mentioned “possible death” was lost on me. It was too much for my mind to handle.

Until I whispered under my breath, Jesus. 

I didn’t do it intentionally, it just kind of happened. And suddenly, the chaos stopped. The doctor was still talking at the same speed as before, but my internal world quieted down in my mind.

Jesus, I whispered again. Calm and peace filled the room.

The doctor probably thought I was nuts, but I didn’t care.

As they prepped me for the C-section, any time worry started to flood me I would whisper His name again. 

Jesus.

Every step of the process, I kept saying His name.

I think my husband knew because he seemed eerily calm too.

In a situation where chaos was happening, it felt like we were the calm in the chaos. But we obviously weren’t; Jesus was.

We all have had that situation in life where there is no decision-making allowed. We get stuck in experiences in life that we know we have no choice but to face head-on, as hard as it may be. Maybe it is a tragedy that happened to us, and there is literally no other solution except to face what happened and pick up the pieces. Sometimes it is from the repercussions of mistakes that we made, and we are finally mature enough to own it and fix it. Or maybe it was from something completely outside of our control, such as the loss of a loved one or a relationship that can not be repaired. We have no part in the decision-making, yet we are stuck with what remains. 

What I didn’t realize until later is that at that moment I was told the news of my son being delivered, I said His name, and suddenly transferred my trust to Him. It was no longer solely about the doctors (even though they were fantastic and saved my life) or about the what-ifs. I had never experienced any peace like it, and so far I haven’t experienced anything like it since. But I know I will again in the future, because Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8.)

When Psalm 20:7 says we trust in the name of the Lord, I can’t help but feel that adding “in the name of” the Lord, as opposed to simply saying “God” is more than a poetic circumstance. The power of God is so mighty and wonderful that simply saying His name can fill us with the power of the Holy Spirit. If the trust is there. 

Reflection Questions

  1. What parts of your life fill you with worry the most? 
  2. Write down each worry. For each worry, find a Bible verse that could be a promise to that worry. Replace each worry with God’s truth.

 

 

Prayer for March 21

Dear Heavenly Father, Help me to take any worry that is on my mind today and replace it with Your truth. Help me grow in trusting You in ways I haven’t before, Amen.

 

Resource of the Day

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Author

  • Jessie Synan

    Jessie Synan is a dedicated Christian social media strategist, helping over 30 ministries quadruple+ their size and reach in the digital world. When she's not crafting online strategies, she serves as a part-time children's coordinator at her local church. She has her MA in Theological Studies.

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