“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.” 

 John Wesley

Psalm 137:1-4 – “When we sat down by the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remembered Zion. We hung up our harps on the willow trees. For those who had taken us captive asked us for a song—our tormentors wanted us to sing a happy song from Jerusalem. But how could we sing a song dedicated to the Lord in a pagan land?”

Lockdown is not a modern problem. Those who sat down by the rivers of Babylon were in a similar lockdown situation and they would have had to dig very deep in order to sing their songs of praise through difficult circumstances.

Sometimes, we might need to dig deep to keep our relationship with the Lord alive and flourishing, but where and how do we dig?

Often, the answer is that we need to dig deep in God’s Word so we can keep standing firmly on God’s truth, which will sustain us. We also need to dig deep in God’s Word to find the encouragement, which will keep us going.

If we dig deep, regardless of the difficult circumstances we might be facing, we will find that God is all sufficient.

“Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You that You encourage us to come to You, whatever situations we find ourselves in. So, we come to You in confidence today to seek Your help. Be to us all that we need You to be, and help us to be aware of others that need our encouragement as well.  Please help us to dig deep into Your Word to find the truth, the strength and the encouragement to sustain us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!”

Ian Toone