As Christians, we know the vital connection to God is through prayer, yet we can let it slip away from us. We must deliberate in choosing to cling to it and trust God even in the darkness and silence maintaining that vital connection to Him in prayer is a choice. Step by step, through the fog on our pathway, we must choose to trust that God has our best interest at heart and lean on His strength to get us through our day or we can choose to shrug Him off with little expectation and lean wearily on our own understanding.
When we live our lives with prayer on the fringe, we are really telling God that we don’t trust Him. Often with our lips we declare trust but with our lives we show that we really don’t believe He will see us through. Ask yourself the hard questions…Do I really trust that God has my best interest at heart? Do I really believe He will strengthen me today to walk where I need to walk, even in the darkness and silence?
To help you increase your trust in God through the hard times you are facing, you should thank God for the things He has done in your past, present, and what He is going to do in the future. Go back as far as you need to. Begin a chart to track a record in your life. Ask Him to remind you of times past when He was there for you and brought you out of all situations you were facing.
Then find something in your life today to be grateful for. Living thankfully is God’s will for your life. “Giving thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When trials come and life seems hard, plead with God to deliver you in the problem. Praise does not depend on understanding of the circumstances or trial.
Praise depends on who God really is and wants to be in our lives and on our willingness to put our faith in Him. As humans, we will never fully understand God-this side of heaven. God is holy and without blemish. God is all powerful and omniscience. He is the Creator of the Universe and yet live in you and me at our invitation. He is the only true living God. We may understand His ways and grasp the reasoning behind some of His plans. We may even come to the place of knowing Him on what I call an intimate level, but the understanding of God is reserved in heaven. Until then , we will walk by faith an not by sight.
Celebrate, knowing that battle belongs to God, and because of that single truth, success is certain!!!