Until last night, I was planning on writing something else. I felt a different topic being pressed on me and decided to go with it. Please bear with me.
Is there something you have prayed about for a long time? Do you have a burden that you lay at Jesus’ feet daily? I know I do. And I know it is so hard. I sometimes wonder if my prayers are doing any good. Are they being heard? Despair can creep in slowly and suddenly take over. Just like that, we give up the fight.
Jesus wants you and me to know that we should keep going. When we feel like nothing is happening, it is. We may not be able to see it. We may not even feel it, but it is there. God is there in the midst of the pain. He is working on what needs to happen. He knows our human frailty and understands our doubts.
Proverbs 15:29 says God hears the prayers of the righteous.
1 John 5:14 says if we ask according to God’s will, He hears us.
Romans 12:12 tells us to be faithful in prayer.
God doesn’t want us to give up on Him. His timing is not ours, and that is the best news. Think of all the things we would miss out on-the blessings, the miracles-if everything went the way WE want it to. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know everything. I don’t know the past and the future. I know a very small amount that occurs in my bubble. God knows it all because He planned it all.
When we or someone we know has been suffering for a long time, it is devastating. God knows that, but He wants us to hold on a bit longer. As soon as He is ready, as soon as His timing is right, things will change. We just have to remember to keep praying and believing that God’s will is the best. He alone knows what needs to happen.
Know that God is on your side. He is for you, so who can be against you?
Remember God loves you more than you can imagine. He would never give up on you, so don’t give up on Him.
Never let go. Never give up hope. Never stop praying.
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