As soon as I pray, you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me strength.
Because so many times when I come to the Lord in prayer, the answers that I so deeply desire are not truly the ones I need or that God can even give.
For example, stress in my life may not be taken away until I have completed certain tasks. Seeing Nick again will not happen until the day I enter Heaven. Seeing a friend or family member come to know Jesus as their personal Savior may still take more time and prayer.
But God does promise this:
AS SOON AS I PRAY, HE WILL ENCOURAGE ME!
Truthfully, that’s all I really need most the time.
Just a little encouragement to keep on keeping on!
Thank you, Lord, for this short but sweet and powerful verse that I read yesterday in my quiet time.
You know just what I need when I need it!
Praying that all of you will be encouraged today,
Thank you! I AM encouraged by this…going to read that whole chapter now! God bless! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. As I read your comment, I was reminded of your great saddness–the loss of two children. I can’t even imagine. Thank you for using your suffering to bring glory to God–you do, you know.
As I was reading, I felt the Spirit’s whisper, “ask her to share her hope.”
You see, I’m writing a new book on hope. I’d love to include your story of hope. Would your prayerfully consider this? YOu can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you, and God bless,