Seeing your prayers answered is like smelling the rain before it comes during a drought...it gives you greater hope and ensures stronger faith. ~
The words God gave me this morning while I read His Word...
Sometimes when we go through trials or have needs that only God can fill, we can reach a teetering point in our prayers. We falter to continue faithfully in prayer or maybe we continue but it becomes more a repetition of habit than an actual request. We must continue faithfully, believing that our God, our Heavenly Father, who loves us more than anything, (you know, the One that gave His Only Begotten Son for us!) hears our prayers and answers them. Like a good parent, sometimes we receive an answer of "no"; other times, He may pause in giving an answer so that we may realize our true need and, then of course, the moments He says "yes".
Have you ever experienced the moment like I described above? The moment you know without a doubt that God heard you and is about to give you an answer; supply your need. It's like smelling the rain, a promise of refreshment...refreshing our faith. An anticipation of something great; Hope.
I love dwelling on answered prayers...each prayer answered is a special sense of the love my Father has for me.
When I pray for safety and we reach our destination in one piece...I heard you Father...and I love you, too.
For each soul saved, for each breath He gives, for each moment of conviction...thank you Lord...and, yes, I love you, too.
How could we ever feel that we are without hope? Only by allowing satan to toy with our emotions or not focusing on what is real and true do we find ourselves feeling helpless, alone and without hope. We're just not looking in the right direction...look to God, run to His Word...and remain there!
"I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." Ps. 130:5
Don't continue in a spiritual drought! Call on your Heavenly Father to bring forth the rain! Saturate your life with His Word...wait for the Lord....hope...and believe; He is able and willing to supply all your needs, physical and spiritual. He is waiting for your call...
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Jer. 33:3