tossed around

Feeling a bit unsettled?  Emotionally tossed around?  Me too.

Have things that you’re praying for, but you’ve prayed those same prayers for so long you’re not even sure if you mean them anymore?  Me too.

Love a person who is making choices that worry you?  So you pray for them… but then still worry?  Me too.

I’m asking the Lord for greater faith in my prayer life.  I’m tired of being tossed around.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. James 1:5

Ask and not doubt.  Uh-huh James, you make it sound so easy.  Just ask in faith with no doubting!  Hmph and hmph. That’s how I feel about you today, Sir James.  Praise you God for including Mark 9:23-24 in the stories You’ve given us:

And Jesus said to him…“All things are possible for one who believes.”Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

I believe.  Help my unbelief.

I believe you are able to melt hardened hearts.  I believe you are able to draw people to yourself.  I believe you are near the broken-hearted.  I believe you have a plan for the most screwed up of lives. I believe you are writing a story of redemption even if the pages seem blank right now.  I believe you grant hope and peace beyond understanding.

“I believe Lord!  Help my unbelief!”

He answers that prayer.  Me and that dad in Mark who also cried out for help, we know for sure.  He answers that prayer.

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