The last few weeks have been weeks of growth for me. I’d struggled privately with doubt for longer than I can remember, and couldn’t imagine any prayer of mine receiving an answer from God. How can someone with such insufficient faith ever hope to reach the ear of the Lord? I just couldn’t imagine it happening. In a time of desperation, I began to pray the most feeble of prayers, sometimes only being capable of a repetitive “God, please help!” Strangely enough, as I sought help from above, encouraging scriptures seemed to fall into my lap. I’d flip through my Bible and find a scripture that I’d highlighted years ago that was perfect for this current struggle — and this happened on more than one or two occasions. Then a sermon at church would encourage me to continue my prayers, but explained that once I’d asked God for help, to give thanks for the answer — even if the answer wasn’t yet apparent. Thankfully, the answers to my prayers are becoming more apparent and I am so very grateful for that.
I’ve learned a lot, and I know I will continue to learn more about the Lord as I persistently pursue a relationship with him. I think the most amazing thing I’ve learned thus far is not so much how much faith I have in him, but how faithful he is to us.