put your life in gods hands

By mona70277 Latest Reply 2011-08-02 06:01:42 -0500
Started 2011-07-28 13:44:55 -0500

im not a preacher nor am i a missionary,but i am a believer.dont get me wrong there are days that my faith might waiver a bit and even days in which i might even be upset with the lord,but it is at these times,my darkest hours as it may seem,that god really does carry me !!! yesterday was one of those days for me.i lay on my couch in severe pain for many hours and as i did, not only did i doubt my faith,but i was also angry with the lord.i just couldnt understand why or how such a merciful god as ours could let anybody suffer as badly as i was suffering.then it hit me…PRAY,and so i did.i prayed that god would either give me the strenth to make it through or just take me home.well im still here and although still in pain,it much more bearable today! god answered my prayer and gave me the strength to make it through!!!! one day at a time,with god by my side,i will continue to make it through!!! so whether youre a believer or not,please KNOW that god has answered my prayers!!!!!!!!!! maybe not all of them, but the most important ones it seems. :-)

7 replies

MrsCDogg 2011-07-31 13:28:02 -0500 Report

There are times when the only prayer I can come up with is "Thank You God." I'm not a big fan of Oprah but I once heard her say that if when you pray the only thing you can say is "thank you" then that is enough. So there are times when that is all for me. Thank you God.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-28 20:58:46 -0500 Report

Some of His "Yes" answers come after years of waiting. What may have seemed to be a "No" may eventually be proven to be it was not the right time until now. When He says "No" it is because He is Who He Is. He knows what is best for us. Our loving Father's plans for us are for good. He will never give us stones for food. Those are two promises that kept me during the hardest times of pain during the last year

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-28 16:23:34 -0500 Report

Hey Mona, I agree with James. The bottom line is that we need to trust His judgement. On a different, if you want to share it with us, what is your source of pain? Are you addressing it adequately? Often the Lord uses pain to alert us of something amiss. Peace & healing to you. Jim

jayabee52 2011-07-28 14:27:15 -0500 Report

Hey Mona

I also am not a preacher or missionary, just had a good spiritual upbringing in the church.

I happen to believe that God answers ALL of our prayers according to His good and gracious will. His answer will be sometimes "No" because we ask for the wrong thing. Other times His answer will be "wait for a bit" because we need to go through something we need to experience before we can make full use or fully appreciate what it is He's given.

So He does answer our prayers, but sometimes we may be disappointed with the answer He gives.

I always pray "if it be Your will" as did Jesus in Gethsemane (Matt 26: 39, 42, 44; Mk 14: 36,39) because I may ask for something which is inappropriate. I don't want to PRESUME to tell the all knowing One what to do.

Praying God's richest blessings be with you and yours


AuntieM234 2011-08-02 06:01:42 -0500 Report

I agree with you 100% James. You said it exactly right. I, too, try to always include in my prayers "if it be Your will" as I was taught from a very young age. I try to always remember the patience of Job, as well. I would never complain to God. I know that no matter how badly I feel, there is someone, somewhere, who is worse off than I am. I also think, as the saying goes, "God helps those who help themselves." If we aren't willing to live a healthy lifestyle, then I feel it is inappropriate to ask God's help, until we change within ourselves. Regardless of what ailments or problems I may have, I feel I am truly Blessed. I would rather have those ailments myself than to see my loved ones suffer them. ;-) God Bless Everyone! Mara

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