talk to God.

talk to God.

Recently, I wrote about the Lord’s prayer and accepting his will in our lives.

That doesn’t mean we don’t talk to God.

That doesn’t mean we don’t ask.

That doesn’t mean we don’t hope or believe for his blessings and goodness in our lives.

It just means we have balance.

Because in the end, God will have the final say. When we learn to accept, it’s because we know that someday he will wipe away every tear, as he promises.

If there was no unanswered prayers in the church, we would not be called to weep with those who weep.

Captain Kimo / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND
Captain Kimo / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND
unanswered prayers.

unanswered prayers.

I used to pray in a way that I thought accomplished something.

Until I discovered that most of the time it didn’t. At least not in this present life.

Now I know that the best prayer to pray is not my will be yours be done.


For some, that is not a very bold prayer. But it’s how Jesus prayed.

I used to think to pray like that was settling.

I now know it’s trusting.

When you trust, you accept unanswered prayers.


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