“For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.” —Matthew 6:8
Please tell me I’m not alone when I say that I sometimes struggle with prayer. Forgive the real and please, overlook the doubts… but I’m not always strong when I kneel before Him.
Sometimes in the everyday (but especially in a time of great NEED), it’s difficult to find the words to say. Will God think my need is paltry to the affairs of the world? Do I frustrate Him when my faith is shaken? Does He want to hear from me only in the valley-walking, or have I come to Him in the joy-moments too?
It’s real. Raw sometimes. Too vulnerable to admit that my prayer life could use a boost. Because when you’re sitting in an ICU room with machines beeping in the background, words are more than scarce. Because when you’re standing in an unemployment line, tears might be a substitute for a voice. Because when you’re waiting and waiting and waiting for a relationship to heal, you just might be all talked out…
But here’s the promise this mid-week: He knows. He cares. He waits on us to share the NEED that’s already so known to Him.
There have been times I said nothing. I knew I didn’t need to. My prayer was this: “Just be here with me.” Because He knew what was on my heart already, and we’ve been slowly cultivating a relationship as Father and daughter, where words aren’t always needed to know what the other is thinking.
Pray. Just say something. Anything. Even if it’s mumbled and hard-fought… come to Him with every need. As we move into the rest of the week, stand firm that He knows and sees and cares about every need on your heart.
He’s ready to listen.
With confidence this mid-week,
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