Sometimes, I just feel like my prayers have been going into oblivion. I think many can agree to have felt that at one point or another. While my entire walk with Jesus, I've always heard him speak to me clearly, this year has been different. I know my faith has been challenged and stretched, but the past few weeks took the cake.
I've been pleading and praying for certain things for a few years, but now is when it really seemed to matter. Then last night, I resolved to fully give it over to Him. Why? Because when there's nothing I can do myself, there's only faith holding me together. This mornings' quiet time was reading Psalm 86 which really felt like my cry to the Lord. Then, something happened....my day turned completely around. Blessings poured down all day! I have been literally in shock of how quick He works.
Just when I feel I couldn't take it anymore, I feel like today He wanted to give me a break =)Tonight my husband and I attended a mid-week service that ironically, or not, was about: encouragement. I felt it was only appropriate given my prayer only last night and this morning.
"See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." Hebrews 3:12-13 (my emphasis)Did you notice what can happen when you're not encouraged? Your heart can become hard making it more difficult to encourage and making it more difficult to move forward in life with a believing heart and full-fledged faith in God.