Even when I go through some of my most troubling times, I pray. I pray because through each of them, God has been faithful. My thoughts sound like this – why pray? what’s the use? God is just going to do what He wants to do anyway. If I stay there, with my thoughts, my heart will become hard and bitter. But I do not have to stay there. I move past me and go directly to God in prayer.
I love the Lord, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
He listens to me
every time I call to him. – Psalm 116:1-2 GNT
I can trust in His goodness even when I do not know what He is doing. I can be in a place of joy knowing that He has always been good and He always will be.
The danger of death was all around me;
the horrors of the grave closed in on me;
I was filled with fear and anxiety.
Then I called to the Lord,
“I beg you, Lord, save me!”
The Lord is merciful and good;
our God is compassionate.
The Lord protects the helpless;
when I was in danger, he saved me. – Psalm 116:3-6 GNT
God meets me in my troubles. He helped and still helps me. He gives me strength, faith, hope, joy, power to change and an amazing supernatural grace that I need to make it through.
I pray – Marantha.
He who gives his testimony to all this says, “Yes indeed! I am coming soon!”So be it. Come, Lord Jesus! – Revelation 22:20 GNT
Where light (knowledge) leaves the affections behind, it ends
in formality and or atheism; where affections outrun light
they sink into the bog of superstition, doting on images and
pictures or the like. – John Owen