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Saturday, January 29, 2011

When you are feeling you cannot even pray....

Sometimes, as Christians, we can actually hit a dry spot where we feel out of sync with the world and God and cannot even find the words to pray.  This is not unique and happens to all of us now and again.  Sometimes, we do question the ways of the Lord, even knowing that he has all the wisdom and the power and we have none but through Him.
  But we CAN have a personal relationship with Jesus and His father even at these times.  I can remember the first time I prayed really hard, "My Jesus, I need thee, My Jesus come to me".  It was when I was walking home from my sister's house in 1963.  We had been watching John F. Kennedy in Texas on television.  I had bundled my first daughter up in her Boodle Buggy and was pushing the carriage home.  A lady ran out of her house yelling, "the president has been shot!"  JFK was our hope for the nation's future at the time and everyone was devastated.  As soon as I got home, I began praying for him and asking Jesus to come to me.  Little did I know that God had already claimed him.  But it did comfort me to pray and ask the Lord to be with me. 
  It is at times of stress or unhappiness that we can climb into the Father's lap and tell him our troubles.  We can ask Him into our hearts and to sit beside us to comfort us.  I also pray that He will send the Holy Spirit to comfort us.  God is so good and compassionate and answers prayers in His own way and timing in the manner that is best for us.  If you feel he is not answering your prayers, perhaps he did answer with a "no" or a "not right now" but you were not listening.  Sometimes, our own thoughts are so "loud" we cannot hear when God is speaking to our hearts......shh! God is speaking.  When you are alone, that is when you are closest to God.

Isaiah 40:29-31
   He gives power to the faint,
      And to him who has no might he increases strength.
   Even youths shall faint and be weary and
      young men shall fall exhausted;
   But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength,
      They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
   They shall run and not be weary
      They shall walk and not be faint.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will take away a blessing and will come back again soon.  God Bless you each day as you journey through life. God is so Good!

My Christian heart to yours...

1 comment:

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you for your lovely post. I did take away a blessing and encouragement. Blessings to you, Kerrie!