Sometimes we can pray and pray and pray and feel like God isn’t hearing our prayer. I wrote about if God answers our prayers, and I firmly believe He does. Read that here. Displaying a passionate intensity is the definition of the word fervent. Some of my prayers are ones that I only pray every once in a while. Then there are a couple that could be defined as FERVENT prayers. One in particular is the biggest of them all…
Back story: In previous posts, I have shared that I was adopted at birth and have found both parents and all siblings. We grew up in very different households, and that fact was very apparent. They are obviously very nice people, but different outlooks on life are definitely there.
Even though my siblings weren’t put up for adoption like me, they still have many issues like I do. These issues are because of the situations they were put in due to the choices of my birth mother rather than her actions towards them. One even is a satanist and classifies himself as a Wiccan and my other brother and sister are confused in what they believe. I find hope in knowing that they now have me to see God through and that even though this life brings so many struggles, it is those struggles that can bring us closer to God in search for comfort.
Father, I ask that You help me to be a beacon of Your love to all who I encounter but especially to my siblings. I love them and want the best for them. I ask that You soften their hearts in order to receive You into their life and eventually their hearts. This life has been hard enough on them. I want them to feel Your grace and Your love so that they don’t need to do this life alone any longer. Please give me the courage to speak about You to them without fear of rejection. I pray that they may get to know the real You rather than blaming You for the sins of this world. It took me a while to see things this way, so also give me patience to wait for You to do Your work. Don’t let me try to do Your job. Only allow me to inspire and witness to Your never ending love. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
I want to encourage you today that even though you might have your own fervent prayer that hasn’t been answered yet, keep praying. God sees your faith hidden underneath your doubt. I know its not easy to keep praying for something you don’t think God is answering, but I think it would be a bigger blessing if your prayer is answered later rather than God feeling like a genie.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
1 John 5:14-15 NIV