'Being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.' Romans 4:21 NKJ
Few of us tend to go automatically to God when we're disappointed. Instead of prayer as our default mode, our knee-jerk reaction, we tend to wait until the disappointment fades a bit and we're able to lick our wounds ourselves. Maybe deep down inside, we aren't fully convinced He wants to help us, or maybe we just think He can't.
Do you think He can? Even the most devoted Christians can still lack faith when disappointment strikes.
We tend to outfit God in human qualities that are just plain wrong. We expect Him to be annoyed or get tired of us. We think we ask Him for too much. Fight the doubt with truth: the fact of the matter is that God is able to help. He is bigger than our problems. He does understand. God wantsto help us. 'Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.' (Ephesians 3:20 NKJ) God calls you a friend. You don't annoy Him. He wants you to depend on Him, to ask Him for help. He cherishes you. He adores you. Why is that so hard to believe? Wait on Him - it's so worth it.
SoulFood: Gen 40-41, John 18:1-18, Ps 147:12-20, Ecc 4:9-12
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