Monday, November 21, 2011
These are beautiful words, a beautiful reminder that God is there. He is there in times of trouble when you feel alone and when you don't feel like you have gotten an answer. He is there when you feel forsaken.
It is so easy to feel like giving up. When you have prayed all you feel like you can pray, and it is hard to muster just one more...these words encourage us, promise us...give us hope. I am in one of those seasons where I have prayed and sometimes it feels like there is no help, no answer... but I know....I know....He is there. The words are gently calling me out and reminding me to be patient, that God does answer prayers and instructs me to continue to pray...."NEVER stopping praying." How much do I want to just give up and give in and my flesh wants to accept that God has forsaken me...but I have faith in Him and in His plans. He is with me and loves me. God promises in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. " True to His instructions my hope makes me glad.