Can you imagine holding onto a prayer request for years? This prayer stays on your heart for day after day, month after month, year after year. No matter what, you just can’t let go of this request. Maybe it’s a prayer for healing. Maybe it’s a prayer for a child. Maybe it’s a prayer for a loved one to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Time after time, you approach the throne of God with this desperate prayer.
If our best friend cares about our problems and worries, no matter the size, then why wouldn’t God care about them? Isn’t God a much better and closer friend than even our best friends?
Let’s not fall into the trap of believing that our everyday moments can’t be profound stages for God to make Himself known.
Isn’t it strange that it’s so easy to pray for miracles when it’s obvious that we have absolutely no control over a situation?
I prayed. I prayed hard. I prayed for miracles, despite being told that, “there was a chance ____.” And you know what, God worked miracles. He worked miracles that I wasn’t expecting or anticipating.
Sitting in that hospital and going crazy with worry, there was a showdown taking place. There was a showdown between my trust in God and my worry. It wasn’t unlike another showdown that takes place in the Bible.
It’s easy to look at all the bad stuff that happened, but maybe it’s time we focus on what was actually going on. No matter where Joseph ended up, he was promoted to the limitations of the season.
But then, take this table scene and imagine yourself preparing a table for your enemy. It seems kind of ridiculous, doesn’t it? Your enemy doesn’t have your best interests at heart, wouldn’t you think? Would they trust any meal made by you?
I think of Joseph, who literally prepared a table for his enemies
Do you ever feel invisible?
Hagar had run away. She had run away from Sarai and Abram and from the harsh way that they had treated her. She had run into the wilderness and away from her problems. Some problems have a way of following us, don’t you think?