I know what my needs are. They’re right in front of me. Some days there’s too many to count. I tend to stop by the 10th item and just say , “Lord, you know. ” And He does. But that doesn’t mean that I should stop praying. But you know, sometimes praying for yourself seems, well, selfish. Does that make sense? I need….. I want….Could you…..Please…..ya, it’s all so self-focused.
Tonight, I’d like to pray for you. What are your needs? As bad as my life seems some days, I have to say that we are blessed people. We have our health. My kids are self-sufficient and independent individuals. We live with freedom to speak and write, attend school and church, visit family and friends….it’s all good.
But I know that many of you are struggling. Jobs are being lost, bills are going unpaid, children are sick and injured, parents are dying, husbands are drinking too much, wives are depressed. There is so much need. And we are all here to hold up each other. We are here to support, encourage, bless and pray. Pray. Just pray. Sometimes knowing that someone else is sharing the burden is all that is needed to lift your spirits.
And so, I ask, if there is anything at all that I can pray for you. You don’t even have to tell me specifically~ thankfully, the Lord already knows. But He asks us to partner with Him~ to mobilize His hand of healing and help.
And as I pray and as you pray…..we will believe together in faith that what comes next is an answer. It may not be the answer you or I want or expect, but there will be an answer. And it will be good. Because God is good. This, I believe with all my heart. A good God who hears and answers our prayers is waiting.