God’s faithfulness doesn’t always look like I think it should.
Goodness, God! What are you up to?
I trusted those callings were from God.
other parts or rocky and hard.
He trusted God for 120 years.
other parts or rocky and hard.
I was very confused about prayer when I first started to follow Jesus.
I knew that I was supposed to pray but I wasn’t sure how … or even to whom I should address my prayer. I knew there were three persons of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, but I wondered Which one do I pray to? I sure didn’t want to offend one person of God or bring down God’s wrath on myself for doing it wrong!
How could I get the answers I needed?
I was in a small Bible study group with some pillars of our church. When they prayed it sounded like they were reading from a hymnal! I wanted to pray like they did! However, I didn’t want anyone to know how ignorant I was!
In the end, I had to ask for help. I screwed up my courage and asked the oldest and grayest of them to teach me about prayer.
She explained, “What one person of God knows, they all know. It doesn’t matter which person of God you address your prayers to.”
She suggested I start with a memorized prayer like the one in Matthew 6. I still pray the Lord’s prayer frequently, but since then I also developed a prayer model to help me keep my prayers fresh and fervent.
I used to look in the mirror and wish.
I wished I was thinner.
I wished I was younger.
I wished I was smarter.
I wished I made more money.
I wished I hadn’t made so many mistakes.
I compared my real life to a snapshots of others.
I compared my dress size, my paycheck,
my presentation skills, my kids, and
my to-do list to other women.
And I couldn’t measure up.
Then I had a revelation!
I talk about how I had to learn to trust God with what I could not compete with or compete with on my own.
Take a look at this short video. (run time 2.5 minutes)
Does any of that resonate with you?
Know you are precious in God’s sight.
Lord, God, remind me that you are all I need and that I am worthy and beautiful and precious in your eyes. You alone see me as I am and love me unconditionally. Amen
God says to you, “I am the Creator and you are my creation. I breathed into your nostrils the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). I created you in my own image (Genesis 1:27). My eyes saw your unformed substance (Psalm 139:16). I knit you together in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). I know the number of hairs on your head, and before a word is on your tongue I know it (Matthew 10:30; Psalm 139:4). You are fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). https://www.desiringgod.org/
Have you ever felt that way?
I had to share this woman’s journey to trust God in a very difficult time of her life.
She believed in God, but needed help to TRUST him more.
Watch this 2 1/2 minute video. Click on the image below.
When it feels like you are all alone, remember you are not.
You have a God who loves you and wants you to trust him.
God, I know that I am always on your mind and in your view. Let me see where you are at work. Bolster my faith as I trust you more and more. Amen
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.