I have been wondering recently if God really hears my prayers. Does He care? I wonder how Moses and Samuel had such good ears to hear His voice so clearly. How can He love me when I feel like dust? I wonder how I can feel so weak when He is so strong.
I once heard Beth Moore explain how our hearts are like a pitcher. There is a lot in our pitchers and not many people want to have it all poured out on them because, quite honestly, people cannot handle it all. They are not even meant to. But God can handle it. He can handle every thought, feeling and question.
David said in Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
Then again in Psalm 42:
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
These things I remember
as I pour out my soul...
So, I poured my pitcher out to God.
Then my wondering turned to wonder.
Even if I don’t feel loved - I am.
He is extremely patient with me; much more patient than I deserve. But wait, who ever said I deserved salvation? I can’t earn it, but I can accept it. I can open up my heart in full surrender to whatever His will is for my life and suddenly I am part of a Heavenly Kingdom. Wonderful!
I am filled with wonder at His Peace. It comes into our troubled hearts and takes away the doubts and fear.
God takes me at my weakest and in His amazing way helps me to see that it’s not about me. It’s about Him at work in me and around me.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3: 20 and 21
|Come unto Jesus.|
Give Him your heart today.
Come unto Jesus.
Let Him have His way.