I love to see my prayers answered.
I get so excited when something I’ve cried to God for finally comes into full fruition.
Because let’s be honest, we often pray for months and years as we wait to see our situations shift. The Bible tells us to be patient and wait on God, but sometimes that a tall order. We find ourselves desperate for restoration or provision. We wonder if our prayers are bouncing off the ceilings or falling flat.
… Faith can be hard at times.
Because it requires us to trust that God is active in our lives, even when we can’t see it.
And we walk out that faith by continuing to press in, believing that…
- His ways are wonderful.
- His plan is perfect.
- His script is supreme.
- His timing is – well – timely.
And that mindset steadies us.
It gives us strength to trust God is who He says He is… and will do what He says He’ll do. It grounds our belief that He hears our prayers… and will respond.
It fuels our resolve to keep asking God for His touch.
It builds our faith.
For years, I’ve ask God to bless my 11-year-old son with one good friend. For those who have been reading my blog for a while, you know the struggles he had with a bully. If not, you can catch up here.
It’s been the cry of my momma-heart for so long.
Countless tears have been shed as I prayed for His intervention.
I’ve been face-down, asking for His favor over my sweet boy.
And this year… God gave Sam that friend.
Hearing them laugh from the other room fills my heart with joy. Listening to them talk on the phone makes me smile. Watching them stand up for and support each other gives me hope.
I desperately needed that.
God heard me.
And He answered my prayer bigger and better than I ever imagined.
It’s been a faith-builder.
… Thank you, Lord.
I bet if we sat together over coffee, you’d have similar stories to share about when God replied to your request with such favor.
I’m sure we’d reveal times where our faith was challenged, yet God showed up.
We have certainly walked similar paths where our hearts have ached for our marriages or our children and have seen Divine intervention.
We need to remember these times.
Because they are faith-builders.
And in all honestly, we need to see God be BIG in our lives that sometime seem bigger.
We need to see…
… our Goliaths slain.
… the walls of Jericho come down.
… the Jordan River waters part.
… and the sun stand still.
I wonder… are you desperate for a faith-building moment right now?
Well sweet friend, keep asking God for the desire of your heart.
He is listening.
“So they cried out to the Lord in their distress, and God brought them out safe from their desperate circumstances. God quieted the storm to a whisper; the sea’s waves were hushed. So they rejoiced because the waves had calmed down; then God led them to the harbor they were hoping for.” (Psalm 107:28-30)
Continue pressing in for answers.
- We serve a God that hears us… and responds.
- He knows exactly what we need, and when we need it.
- God works all things for good.
The result is a… faith builder.
REALITY CHECK: Where have you experienced faith-builders in your life?
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