uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
The very act of reaching out to God is faith. Is expectation. Is hope.
If we did not believe God existed there would be no reason to utter even a weak groan in His name. If we did not expect an answer, some help, some relief, a response of any kind, it would be a waste of time and energy to interact with God. If we did not think that engaging God as part of the equation was in our best interest for a better outcome it would be sheer folly to pray.
We lift up our souls to God in faith that He is and that He hears and that He will answer.
We pray in whispers, silent musings, loud anguished cries, pleas for help, tears, and heartache because we expect Him to respond. The response we wait for is our hope. A personal relationship with the creator of the universe is but a breath away from anyone who seeks God and believes that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who ask and keep on asking. Who seek and keep on seeking. Who knock, and keep on knocking.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
We lift our souls to God in worship, in praise, in adoration, in adulation, in joy, in peace, in hope, in triumph, and in thanksgiving when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. We lift our souls to God in angst, in crushing defeat, in humble silent agony and heartache, in despair, in our hour of greatest need and weakness when it seems that the darkness is all there is or ever will be.
We come to God in every shade of grey between the highest high and the lowest low because we believe and we expect Him to hear and to respond, and we tie our hope to what He will say and what He will do.
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
The Bible, especially the Psalms, is filled with prayers lifted up to our Heavenly Father for every occasion imaginable and with stories of how He answered.
There is no story on record at any time in history that begins, ” someone reached out to God,” and ends with, “and He never responded.”