Maybe, just maybe, the church might try something new – telling the world how Christ gives strength to people suffering from things like addiction, divorce, grief, medical crisis, financial crisis, car accidents,
Is your heart downcast that there are no signs of God answering your prayer? Stop looking for signs. Instead, reflect thankfully on your past with how God has woven a tapestry through seemingly insignificant things that are all woven together to make sense. With that kind of understanding, you can close your eyes on the life raft, stop looking for ships, and get some sleep.
If you can see the ongoing transformation of your character, you can be confident God has a purpose for it. You have a future. It has a purpose. Your life, along with all your struggles, has meaning. Nothing is wasted!
Can you imagine God saying “no” to any one of these prayer requests? Can you imagine God saying “not yet” either? I honestly don’t believe either of these. I believe that if you offer these prayers up this moment and believe He will answer them, the “absolutely” has already been spoken by Him.
Sometimes we suffer in life because other people are simply incredibly self-centered and we are the innocent victims! Sometimes others suffer in life because we are the people who are simply incredibly self-centered!