Faithful

The last few weeks have been weeks of growth for me.  I’d struggled privately with doubt for longer than I can remember, and couldn’t imagine any prayer of mine receiving an answer from God.  How can someone with such insufficient faith ever hope to reach the ear of the Lord?  I just couldn’t imagine it happening.  In a time of desperation, I began to pray the most feeble of prayers, sometimes only being capable of a repetitive “God, please help!”  Strangely enough, as I sought help from above, encouraging scriptures seemed to fall into my lap.  I’d flip through my Bible and find a scripture that I’d highlighted years ago that was perfect for this current struggle — and this happened on more than one or two occasions.  Then a sermon at church would encourage me to continue my prayers, but explained that once I’d asked God for help, to give thanks for the answer — even if the answer wasn’t yet apparent.  Thankfully, the answers to my prayers are becoming more apparent and I am so very grateful for that.

I’ve learned a lot, and I know I will continue to learn more about the Lord as I persistently pursue a relationship with him.  I think the most amazing thing I’ve learned thus far is not so much how much faith I have in him, but how faithful he is to us.

3 thoughts on “Faithful

    1. I shared some of what I’m learning in some previous posts, but I plan on sharing more. I’ve a spiral notebook that I’ve been taking notes in: notes from our Sunday morning sermons, the Wednesday night prayer service, and that book I’m reading (Epic Grace). 🙂

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    2. The sermon last Sunday was especially good — (you can read about it in my January 19 post) — I have struggled with fear in the past, almost paralyzing fear. I’m learning that I don’t have to be afraid because God has everything under control. I don’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) in control and there’s actually a lot of peace to be found in that.

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