Life isn’t always easy.
We have our ups. We have our downs. There are people who try to hide their upsets. There are people who allow it to control their lives. There are people who choose to look at the positive and fight to overcome it.
I like to think I’m the last one. I try to stay positive in all things. I try to be encouraging to others even when I’m in the lows. I try to find God’s purpose in everything.
Tonight, I’m facing a struggle. I’ve tried to find a way to be positive. I’ve tried to preach to myself.
Through it all God is faithful.
It’s amazing how He works.
As I face life’s tough decisions and trials, sometimes I need encouragement of my own. Sometimes I need assurance.
Discouraged as I feel right now, I opened my facebook and a post with a scripture had been shared. Of course it stood out to me so I looked it up and just look what I came to read:
“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Mark 11:22-24 NKJV
Woah. Yep. I needed this more tonight than I would’ve yesterday, more than I will tomorrow. It hit home with what I’m dealing with tonight. It was shared for me to see just at the perfect moment.
The Bible says that God knows our hearts and He will grant the desires of our hearts if we are faithful to Him, praying, and trusting in Him.
I have a few desires that need to be fulfilled. I have a few heartbreaks that need to be mended. I have a few pains that need to be healed. I have several prayers that need to be answered.
When I was a child, mom mom used to sing a song in church. It says “I can pray out loud or silently. I can pray standing tall or on my knees. It really makes no difference just that prayer is the key, ’cause prayer changes things and it changes me.” (Link below to hear whole song)
Oh the truth in those lyrics. Prayer is the key. It’s the answer to all our problems.
Prayer only works if followed by faith. Faith turns the key of prayer. You see asking God does nothing if you don’t truly believe that He will answer.
Tonight, I’m praying for specific things in my life and I’m believing He will answer in correct timing in the correct way.
He’s God . Tonight I put my trust in that simple fact.
Tonight, I encourage you to put your faith solely in Him. Whatever you need, pray. Make sure your prayers are grounded in faith. Trust Him.
We can’t rush God. His timing is perfect. Not our own.