Week 7 already! Wow. Crazy! (We’re discussing “Ask,” pgs. 29-35 this week.)
This one’s going to be short. I’m a tiny bit of a hot mess right now. Just a little worn out and overwhelmed. And really thankful God is with me.
This paragraph really hit me on a personal level: “But prayer by its very nature is, in a primary sense, an unloading of the heart. When our hearts are so heavily taxed that we feel we can no longer truly pray, God leads us back to himself by telling us simply this: Pour out your heart; pour out your heart before me” (32).
She talks about how “there will be times when we will be tempted to believe that our God does not hear, that our God does not see, that our God is not able to intervene” (33).
But it’s not true. He does hear. He does see. He does care. And he is able to intervene. And will.
In both my personal life and my pursuit of justice (and I’m so thankful for the way they intertwine), God is showing me the importance of continuing to pray, to wait, to hope, to listen, to eagerly expect him to answer.
And in the waiting, God pulls me closer to him. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
What has God been saying to you this week?