Whatever the reason that we find ourselves in the wilderness facing (what seems like) certain death, KNOW this: The LORD hears your cry for help!
It might seem that God isn’t answering our prayers, but that does not mean we should give up and it does not mean we should look for help anywhere else. Eventually, God will answer. He might not answer in the way we expect, and the time may seem long from our human perspective. But He WILL answer.
It is not enough to bring just our burdens to God in prayer, we must also bring the burdens of our brothers/sisters, our community, our neighborhood, to Him. It is not enough to take care of just our own (selves/families), we must also tend to the burdens of others.
Let my life be that which upon
You’re lifted up, that they be drawn
Unto Your mercy, deep and wide,
To find forgiveness at Your side.
I must diminish; Thou increase.
Bring others to this rest and peace.
Lord, help us to have a hungry heart
And long for the joys you will give,
If only we’ll spend quiet time with You,
In Your Book we’ll learn how to live.
As we read God’s word, we get to know Him better. As we know God more, we know His will more. As we know God’s will more, we better know how to pray according to His will. And… when we pray according to God’s will, our prayers are… answered affirmatively.
Give me a pure heart, that I may see Thee…
Vote as you desire, but don’t be fooled: it is NOT the power of the poll that prevails.
God does not give us the desires of our un-yielded hearts!… [but] we can discover the truth of God’s tender mercies if we will FIRST delight ourselves in Him.
If our public praying brings attention to ourselves (our superiority) rather than to God (His mercy and grace), then we have a problem…