When will I realize that the Lord does care what happens to me? Nothing that I can say or do will ever change that, yet I find myself doubting God’s promises are also meant for me, at times. I’m nothing special and certainly there are hundreds of other people who deserve the Lord’s favor more than I ever could. You see, I make mistakes; I fail God sometimes. While my heart is in the right place, I forget to remember that God is faithful to me and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
My prayers may go unanswered because, in the first place, I only wished for something to happen, and I didn’t actually pray about it. If we want to get our prayers answered we must first be willing to pray. Too often we are too distracted to invest the time in prayer. After all, prayer requires commitment and time. It doesn’t always fit nicely into our schedule; in fact, we have to make the time to pray because there will never be enough time in our schedule to do it. It’s inconvenient, but if we desire to hear from God it is necessary to learn to listen. He speaks to us in so many different situations, but it is challenging for us to hear above the clamor of this world’s noise.
May I always remember to pray when my world may be falling apart. Even if my world is not falling apart, prayer will sustain me throughout my day. I definitely do not want to act outside of God’s will for my life, for I know the consequences of trying to walk without the Lord’s direction could be devastating.
Honestly, I want the Lord to fight my battles. I get so weary standing against the evil one alone, and it is so wonderful to just hand my problems over to the Lord so that he can direct my steps. Not being in tune with the Lord leaves a person lost and alone. If you feel that you are in this situation today, the Lord is only one prayer away from us at any time.
Instead of wondering whether God will answer your prayers, try trusting and believing as if it has already come to pass. Wait on the Lord. In this week’s Lattereign, we find that we gain Strength in Quietness and Confidence.