Because God Works for Our Good!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
This could be a very comforting thought, as well as, a strong encouragement for prayer IF our experiences of life consistently confirmed the truth of this statement. But the reality is we often struggle with praying, because not everything we pray for seems to be answered in the way we would like God to answer our requests.
So, when we are caught between the truth of Scripture and the “perception of truth” from our experiences, we wrestle with the uncertainty of whether it is worth it to pray or not.
That is why were constantly reminded to “remember” – to “remember what God had done for them in the past” as a foundation for the scary and difficult circumstances they were encountering in the present. That’s why they were also constantly exhorted to place their trust in God’s character rather than in their circumstances.
God is good! And God will ALWAYS be “for our good” if we will also trust God with our love no matter what circumstance may assault us.
Where have you placed your confidence to pray? In your circumstances, or in God’s Character of holiness, goodness and sacrificial love?
Why Pray? … Why Not?!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,