1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing”
No matter where you are today in life I would encourage you to pray. Your relationship with God, just like any other relationship requires communication and the only way for that to happen is for you to spend time in His Word and in prayer. So, whether you don’t know what to do in your situation or you believe you do know what to do ~ Pray!
Too often when times are good it’s easy to get to a point where you feel as though you are on a roll and you just know what you believe you need to do next, but I would still like to encourage you to take it to God and just discuss it with Him. Don’t become so self-sufficient that you leave Him out until one day you realize that you should have run those decisions past the Lord way back there and now…. God sees, He knows, and He cares so why wouldn’t you run everything past Him? He is the God of details and He wants to be involved on every level of your life. He wants to guide you in all that you do. Don’t just wait for the seemingly big stuff to come along, make Him a part of your everyday choices and decisions.
I know some days can also be so overwhelming that it is tough to even know what to pray and that is when you pray exactly that! “Lord, I don’t even know what to pray!” He knows what you have need of before you even ask, so ask Him to just do what you need Him to do today and to give you the strength and peace you need to face the day. He sees and He knows the truth and He cares and loves you beyond anything you can comprehend. You can trust Him with it all! Draw closer to Him, don’t push Him away. Ask Him to help you guard your mind against the lies that satan or other people may be trying to tell you because satan wants you to feel alone and he wants you to believe that God doesn’t really care. Those are all lies from Hell. Pray for God to fill you with hope! Write down Romans 15:13 and carry it with you, “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” God wants to fill you with hope and His joy so ask Him for it! You don’t have to face anything in life alone!
Don’t miss a day of communicating with God ~ He loves you and wants to hear from you! If you have prayed and prayed and yet you are not seeing anything happen ~ pray some more! Don’t give up and don’t give in! Keep praying and believing!
Quote: “Prayer is a path where there is none.” ~ Noah benShea