As I pen this I have just had yet another surgery in a quest to regain my hearing again. I most certainly don’t understand why me? I was hearing great and then I wasn’t. Then I find out there has been a recall. Really, LORD?
This is the beginnings of a personal prayer I penned to God. On this day (the day I wrote it), I didn’t want to talk about my hopes and dreams. Well, yes, I sort of did. I wanted God to know how disappointed and frustrated I was because things were not working out the way I had hoped. The way I had prayed. The way I had believed. I was struggling with anger and frustration and…you get the picture.
So, after I voiced my frustration and disappointments and all that I was struggling with kinda’ stuff, I concluded with this.
… But as I walked through this period, yet again, of near deafening silence, I made a decision. I made a decision based on what I know about You. I know that You are good. I know that You are orchestrating my life. I know that every day is purposefully preparing me for my destiny. It may not look like it at all. But I will keep my eyes on You. I choose to live my life knowing every day is full of purpose. Every day I am moving closer and closer to destiny. Help me, Father, when my mind begins to go awry. I thank you and praise you and love you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
So, although I started off voicing my discontent, I ended up acknowledging Who God is in my life. I ended up putting my faith in Him. I recognized ‘things’ may be uncertain but God is not. I can trust Him with my life.
You know, there was a time when I believed faith was never admitting my frustrations, fears, and disappointments. I believed that if I expressed them, especially in prayer, then I doubted God. I doubted His sovereignty. So not true. Today, I know better. Today, I talk through it all with the One I can trust with it all.
My hope for me, and you, is that as we journey through 2021, we will be more transparent with God. After all, there is nothing in our hearts that He doesn’t already know. 💜
Be Strengthened and Encouraged in HIM!
Hey There! I'm Liz
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