Greetings in the name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
Most of us have at least one prayer that we have prayer for a long time, but for our eyes, nothing is changed nor improved year after year. Instead, we often see the situation seems getting worse, and moving a direction that we really do not want to see or imagine. Our hearts are breaking, and we feel absolutely helpless. Our prayer seem disappearing into space without any traces. We are really frustrated, and asking why. Even getting into a point of struggling with a cloud of doubts about our prayer forming and circling in our heart.
This is the time to read the verse above again. Our faith is the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen. Yes, our eyes cannot see, but we can assure His existence and His infinitely goodness through faith.
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
When we confront a doubt and an impossibility, we have to believe the God, who is our eternal and loving God. We continue praying before and to God because He loves to listen to our own voice projecting out of the deepest part of our heart. Without knowing and believing in Him, how can you get to this point — praying with a true broken heart to God not days, but years or even tens years? However, when we get to this point, it is a real test of our faith and our prayer.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)
This is the time to listen to the Spirit, who helps us in our weakness, especially when our prayer is hitting the wall. The last grip of our strength to bring our prayer to God seems returning void, but it is not a reality. The Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Thus, be still (Psalm 46:10), and listen to the voice of the loving God – “I love you. You are my dear child. I want you to grow into a deeper relationship with me. No matter what happens around you and in you, I want you to grasp my goodness and my love for you. This relationship cannot be spoken by any human languages, but you will truly experience again the truth about Me, the God with full of mercy, love, grace and peace. Therefore you should not be afraid, don’t give up, and you pray continually (Luke 18:1). My mercy, grace, love and peace is greater than anything, which transcends all understanding that you have. (Philippians 4:7)”
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Yes, we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, and for this we are called for His Purpose – to expand His Kingdom on earth. Each moment making us getting down to the bottom of our faith is actually a blessing, because it is specially and specifically designed and prepared for us to be trained and fully equipped for His Purpose on earth. (Hebrews 13:21) Praise the Lord, who calls us as a partaker for this Kingdom and heirs of His Eternal Kingdom. Thus, rejoice always (Philippians 4:4) and pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18), which is the will of God in Christ Jesus.
Let’s stand firm on the rock of faith of Jesus, and fixing our eyes on Jesus to walk the walk that God has assigned to us with joy and praise in order to be the light toward those who do not know the Truth and Gospel. And let’s pray continually to expand His Kingdom on earth.