I can't sleep.
I needed a reminder of hope, as I just want something fixed and perhaps, I just can't pray anymore.
What would you place in that blank?
....maybe you just can't pray anymore ....
...maybe you just can't wait anymore....
....maybe you just can't believe anymore....
Been praying for several but my heart is breaking cause I believe one particular heart is breaking this evening. She is so lost. She has no peace. Her husband is an jerk. THAT was not very sweet or Christ like. However, her husband does not know Jesus. He is in love with the world....stuff... and his own thoughts. He is a sinner. However, even though I want to smack him and make his eyes open -- I know that I know, God knows his heart and sent His son Jesus for him as well.
People are broken. People are messy. In sitting and looking back - I have pity for both of them. They are dear to me but they are so lost. So lost. At times, I want to give up in praying for them. At times, I just want to quit -- but I can't. I know God has placed this burden on my heart because He knows I will continue to pray and believe - no matter what.
So, as I came to my blog site this eve and I looked back at my previous blogs -- I saw the words, "a message of HOPE". As I needed to read this again.
So, I am sharing. As I believe, there is another that needs this reminder.
A message of hope.....for when you feel - YOU JUST can't anymore...... I have it posted in my bible, and dated as to when it was passed to me.
It was a direct message from God to me through another and I believe another needs to read and believe and soak it in....Amen!
it was written by David Wilkerson . It was his final message before his death in April of 2011.
To believe when all means fail is exceedingly pleasing to God and is most acceptable. Jesus said to Thomas, "you have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen". John 20.29
Blessed are those who believe when there is no evidence of an answer to prayer -- who trust beyond hope when all means have failed.
Someone has come to the place of hopelessness - the end of hope - the end of all means. A loved one is facing death and doctors give o hope . Death seems inevitable. Hope is gone. The miracle prayed for is not happening.
That is when Satan's hordes come to attack your mind with fear, anger, overwhelming questions: "where is your God now? You prayed until you had no tears left. You fasted. You stood on promises. You trusted."
Blasphemous thoughts will be injected into your mind: "Prayer failed, faith failed, don't quit on god-- just do not trust Him anymore. It does not pay!"
Even questioning God's existence will be injected into your mind. These have been the devices of Satan for centuries. Some of the godliest men and women who ever lived were under such demonic attacks.
To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights - and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, "I am with you. I Cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan.
It was no accident.
It was no failure on your part.
Let me embrace you in your hour of pain."
Beloved, God has never failed to act but in goodness and love. When all means fail -- his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world.
- David Wilkerson