Friday, September 21, 2012

Eagerly, Oh You of Little Faith...

"In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer for you and eagerly watch." Psalm 5:3

Lifeless, faithless and "just" words. This is how I feel so many times when I am pouring my heart out to the Lord. I often ask myself, "Do I really believe what I am saying or asking for?" Now, before you express your concern, I must tell you I self-talk a lot. And I do end up answering with faith, that, "Yes, I believe."

My faith, though, surely is weak at times. As I read this verse this morning, it encouraged me to order my prayer (sacrifice) and eagerly wait in expectation. I know God hears. I know prayer is real. I remember our faithfulness journal that we have kept and see how He has answered. My Father in Heaven does desire to give me His good gifts. I know He desires to hear me cry out to Him. He wants to see me seeking after Him. Even when my prayers are not answered in the way I would like or at the time I think would be helpful. So I go to the Word of Life, the Wonderful Words of Life.

Psalm 31:24 "Be strong and let your heart take courage; all you who hope in the Lord."

Psalm 130:5 "I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait; and in His Word do I have hope."

Psalm 130:7 "O Israel, hope in the Lord, For with the Lord there is lovingkindness, and with Him is abundant redemption."

Lamentations 3:24 "The Lord is my portion, says my soul, Therefore I have hope in Him."


BARBIE said...

I totally get this. I want to "feel" like I believe it when I pray His Word and truth over my life. Most often though, I have doubts . And then I have to say, "I believe, Lord help my unbelief". So thankful your heart has been encouraged.

Chris said...

I think "Do I really believe" is a great question. It's one that ought to be encouraged. It is not an expression of doubt, but an assessment of what one believes and, more importantly, why one believes it.