Are you praying?
The English pastor and evangelist FB Meyer said, “The greatest tragedy is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer”. Sometimes we become jaded about prayer because we don’t see immediate answers or the answers we wanted. Then disappointment and apathy about prayer can develop and we make incorrect assumptions about the nature of God – that He’s unkind or uncaring. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is every prayer uttered is heard by God and answered according to His good, pleasing and perfect will and His timing. He sees what we don’t see, understands things that we cannot comprehend, and He’s always good.
It’s so encouraging when we see clear answers to prayer for healing, new jobs, restoration of relationships, a change in circumstances, and our faith rises. It’s not so easy when we don’t see those things happening, yet. But don’t let the enemy lie to you and convince you that God doesn’t hear, care, love. God loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus to earth with the primary purpose to die for our forgiveness and redemption. That’s not the hand of an uncaring God. So, when we see or face a situation that needs the breath of God being breathed over it, let’s offer up a prayer to our Father in heaven, and keep offering regardless of what we see, because very often God works behind the scenes in ways that only one day will be revealed to us.
Love from Marianne and the team xx
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