Last week I mentioned that I was overwhelmed. Today as I feel a cool breeze blowing through my window I feel refreshed. A breath of fresh air. God's grace continues to overwhelm my soul and give me rest.
You see I'm a full time wife, mom and college student. One of my classes has been slowly, but surely causing stress to creep up all around me. This weekend I was set free. An overwhelming peace came over me.
As I'm reading through my devotions on prayer and I begin the circle maker study at church I am reassured that God has me in this season to break me of myself and draw me closer to Him. I am confident in this.
If I'm going to be honest here, and I am, this week I learned something revolutionary: God hears our prayers the first time • After that we can thank Him for the way He will answer • Whether it's now or generations to come • He will fulfill His promise. You know what? I thought there was something wrong with me.
Satan kept weaseling his way in and telling me our prayers weren't being answered because I didn't pray well enough, didn't read my Bible consistent enough and the list goes on. You know what the problem was? It was all about me. Nothing I can do will make God answer my prayers instantly. There is no ten point plan.
But you know what, Jesus paid it all so that I could pray to my Heavenly Father. So I could enter his kingdom. He has blessed me beyond measure. No matter how selfish I feel, I am blessed. Even when our lives are tough, I want to be so grateful. Grateful that through those times of trial I will grow closer with my Daddy.