No matter what we’re going through God is always there even when we feel like he’s no longer in the room listening to your prayers. There has been times where my patience and endurance felt like it was wearing very thin I’m waiting for God to answer my prayers. That’s usually how God works in my life though, I put up a bunch of prayers for different things and God will stretch my patience into a very thin line, then when you think you’re just about ready to break God reveals himself. I’m here to tell you through personal experience that God always answers your prayers but we all need to come to the realization that sometimes the answer is going to be no. Our prayers need to align with his will for us and his ultimate plan. I am writing this this morning however to remind you that no matter what our heavenly father is with us holding our hands wiping our tears picking us up off the floor when we fall and encouraging us to do better through his mighty words. There’s absolutely no situation in this world that can keep God from us so long as we believe in him and have faith that he will get us through that situation. Joshua 1:9 Haven’t I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 praise be to the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God of All comfort, who comforts Us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God. I absolutely love those two verses just because it reminds us that when we come to God and give him all of our troubles he removes those worries fears and struggles giving us patience love and understanding towards others in their situations also. There are quite a few scriptures on this topic itself but one other sticks out to me and I would like to share it with you and that is Revelation 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently. I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test those who live on the Earth. So if you were struggling with drugs, alcohol, work-related problems, loved ones in the hospital, financial troubles, or any of the like just know that God is always with you and he will never forsake you. He is our great comforter no matter what we are going through and you can always rely on him for comfort and strength. I challenge you today to draw closer to God, giving him everything that you have and patiently waiting for him to answer. If this is your wish today then please join me in prayer. Heavenly father thank you for yet another beautiful day. Thank you for the opportunity to go out and do the things you have set out for us to do. Lord we give you our all this morning, all of our worries stresses fears and struggles laying in your feet. We ask that you help guide us and encourage us through all of life’s setbacks and problems. Thank you for being with us, in us, and around us, in Jesus precious name, amen.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts