Have you ever faced times so hard it feels like you’re being pulled out to sea by the undertow and you’re unable to catch a solid breath before the next wave hits? Those times when you feel like you’ve been taken out to sea, yet everyone else is enjoying the tranquility of the beach. When we face difficulties and the loneliness they bring, we have a source that we can turn to so we can learn how to handle hard times.
Wouldn’t it be nice to think that if we love Jesus, we would be exempt from difficulties? Scripture actually tells us we’ll go through hard times. Read more about why bad things happen to Christians and how we can maintain our hope during difficulties.
Have you ever asked the question, “Why pray?” You’re not alone! The enemy of our soul would like for us to think our prayers are futile and that it doesn’t make any difference if we pray because our whole lives are already planned out. But, our growth is dependent on prayer. It’s the fundamental means through which we relate to God.
Why doesn’t God answer my prayers? This frustrating question is one we’ve all asked at some point. But, what if God is answering, just in a different way or a different timeframe than we expect? Read more for ways God answers prayer.
At times, we may become discouraged in our prayer life when we feel like God has not answered our prayers. When we pray, we want God to answer our prayers – the way we want them answered and when! God always answers our prayers. But, what if He doesn’t answer the way we hoped or when? How do we overcome discouragement in prayer and restore our faith?
God created us to be in relationship with Him, and our relationship grows most with Him when we are in prayerful conversation with Him. I have had those times in my prayer life when I’ve been at a loss for words either because of great pain or I am just in awe of the goodness of the Lord. These 10 things to pray when you aren’t sure what to pray will provide a starting point.