“holding fast the word of life.” Philippian 2:16 nkjv
“God, move this mountain and fill my bank account.”
That is what many of our prayers sound like. We may not say those exact words, but we say similar things.
The verse I quoted above about “holding on to the word of life” reminds me of what Luke said regarding a parable Jesus spoke. Luke writes, “men always ought to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1
Always pray. Don’t lose heart. Why would you lose heart? We lose heart when we pray, and the problems persist and don’t get resolved.
We fail to see the work that God is doing.
With that said, how do we get up and experience joy when our circumstances don’t change?
How do you rise above your feelings of being on the outside?
How do you start to feel you are right where you are supposed to be?
How do you determine what to lay down and what to take up?
How do I change this stubborn habit?
Why can’t I change, or why don’t they change?
How can I love more?
What question are you asking? I could keep asking questions.
What are we to do?
Jesus tells us to keep praying, keep seeking and keep knocking. We are not hoping God will hear one of the prayers or that if we keep praying, he will finally answer the prayer. We only see part of the picture and cannot see it now, but the Father is working through that prayer. Don’t lose heart.
The idea of a better way is birthed in your heart by Jesus. We have a seed of hope, which is anchored in Christ. One day He will wipe away every tear.
When you see your lack, pray.
When you feel circumstances will never change, pray.
When you feel lost and alone, pray.
When you feel like an outsider, pray.
When you feel you can’t get ahead, pray.
Keep asking. Keep seeking. Keep knocking.
When you are weak, He is strong.
He is patient, and He is kind.
And always remember what luke said, “men always ought to pray and not lost heart.”