What do you do when you do not feel like praying? What do you do when you know God hears every word you say, yet wants you to talk to HIM about your needs and you have, but it seems nothing is happening?. What do you do when you are just tired? You are not quitting, just tired? Still pray the bible says! 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing!
Pray without ceasing? How can I pray when my heart is aching? How can I pray when nothing seems to make sense, though I know I am in your will Lord? How can I pray through this misunderstanding, betrayal, lies, manipulation and outright wickedness? Lord what do I do? I know Lord that you are faithful and full of compassion! I know you love me with an everlasting love, but I don’t feel loved right now! I want to feel your warm embrace but all I feel right now is the jab of an elbow, a right upper cut close to my heart! Lord I am aching, will you soothe me please! Is that your cry friends? Maybe not this intense, but close right?
Sing praises my friend! Praise God for His faithfulness. You see friends, whatever you are going through right now does not change God’s love for you. Neither does it change who God is! God is forever faithful, merciful and full of compassion, not only to the sheep in His barn but to those others. Therefore praise God for His constancy, omniscience, sovereignty, for that is Who God is and He only can help you! Talk to God my friends, He is nearer than you feel and He is listening! Let God know how you feel like you would talk to a close friend, spouse or parent! God wants to hear you speak to Him about everything.
Open up this moment and humbly share your thoughts, heartaches, and all with your maker. Christ is the burden bearer and wants to take that load from off you. Lay it down at this feet this moment- Matthew 11:Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Jesus also prayed to the Father about YOU and I in John 17! Pray!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank God for your life, all the nitty gritty of living, for your ups and downs for they have helped to shape your appreciation of God’s awesomeness. Thank God for being God! He is a good God regardless of what you are going through or happening all around you. God is good. Praise Him for your life, salvation and all. Without Christ saving grace where would you be? Now you know! Thank God!