How A Disappointing Answer Can Grow Your Faith.

We pray. God does what we think He will. We pray about something else. God does not do what we think He will.

We choose to believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).

Our faith grows because faith is . . . being certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).

What I learned about Prayer from Tessa Afshar’s The Way Home – 5

“God isn’t scrambling to come up with some kind of scheme to meet our latest crisis. . . . His plans have long since been laid. They are secure. And they have you in mind.”*

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

Remember these truths as you pray.

*Tessa Afshar, The Way Home, p.167.

I Pray Because I Believe

I sat beside my grandson’s incubator and looked across the NICU at so many babies, some sick, some born too soon to survive alone.

Because I believe, I prayed. “This is hard. But You promise to make it good. These children need You for life now and for eternity. Your steadfast love is our hope.”

For those who love God all things work together for good (Romans 8:28).
The eye of the Lord is one those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love (Psalm 33:18).

 

A Grandmother’s Prayer after Miscarriage

This grandma trusts God’s Word and appeals to God’s heart as she prays:

~Use this loss for their good. We know that for those who love God all things work together for good (Romans 8:28).

~They fear you. Because the midwives feared God, you gave them families of their own (Exodus 1:21).

~Please give them a child so they can teach him about you. You seek godly offspring (Malachi 2:15).