Ping Pong Prayers - Thursday, September 1st 2016
"O LORD, how long shall I cry, And You will not hear? Even cry out to You, "Violence!" And You will not save."
There are times in life, as a believer, that we feel like our prayers are hitting the ceiling. Whether because of a trial or just loneliness, we begin feeling that God doesn't care. Even the prophet Habakkuk experienced these emotions. He watched as Judah went from a godly nation to forgetting the law of God almost overnight. He cried out for God but felt that God was not listening. Have you been there?
Friend, while we may all find ourselves in that place, we must understand the truth. The truth is that as a child of God, we have direct communication with Him no matter how bad we feel. No matter how difficult our life is or how hopeless it seems, God is there.
Ephesians 3:11-13 "according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory." NKJV
Did you notice the words "boldness, access and confidence?" Because of Jesus, we can come to God knowing that He is listening and that He cares for us. So the next time you feel like your prayers are hitting the ceiling, trust in this verse and pray with boldness because God is listening, and He loves you dearly.
Life Lesson: As we come to the Lord, we can have assurance that He hears us.
I am so thankful that You listen to my prayers. I come to You with boldness asking for Your continued grace and mercy on my life. Fill me with Your Spirit and guide me into the works You have for me today. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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