Over the last several months one of the most transformative aspects of my life is how I communicate with God. I actually believe in the things I pray for now. This may be very basic for you, but it hasn’t always been something that I’ve been able to do. In all honesty, I have felt in the past that if I pray a bold prayer I may be disappointed. What I have found instead is that if I really communicate honestly with God, if I have the courage to pray the bold prayer, though I may not get what I originally wanted I will NEVER be disappointed by my God. He does not disappoint. He is unlike anyone we’ve ever known… He’s God. Additionally, as I have repeated to myself aloud and silently in places of doubting, He is good at being God.
When we go through seasons of trials, or even extreme heartbreak, it’s very tempting to start replacing our faith with fear. I’ve been walking through a season in light of losing our baby where I am tempted to believe so many lies about myself, my body, the future of my family, and most especially my God. But when we replace our fear with prayer, and furthermore, when we are willing to have the courage to believe our prayers we find freedom and blessings.
Several months ago I asked God for something very specific that seemed counter to possibility and reality. It also seemed a bit trivial at the time, but God gave me a push to be confident enough to ask for it anyway. Not only did He answer this prayer, but He has blessed me in abundance. Because of this I will never cut short my prayers or hold back from God. I pray now for you, if you aren’t already, that you will be encouraged to do the same.