I had been crying out to God over and again for help with something I believe He wanted me to do when I found myself frustrated, exhausted, discouraged, and wondering if maybe I should quit. I could lay aside what I believed He wanted me to do and forget about it. And I could stop crying out to Him in prayer for help in doing it. Sigh. Surely I would be relieved. The exhaustion would go away. Surely He would give me something else to do instead. Instead of what seemed so impossibly hard to do. And instead of all the crying out to God in prayer I was doing. I could take a deep breath and get on with my life and leave that all behind.
But I knew what I needed to do. I needed to persevere. I needed to keep crying out. I needed to believe God would answer. I needed to trust God would give me all I needed to fulfill His will for me. I needed to trust He heard my cries. I needed to believe He had a purpose in not yet answering all my praying. Maybe He was testing me. Maybe He was growing me. Maybe He was refining me. Maybe He was purifying me. Maybe He was teaching me to endure. Maybe all of this. Only the Lord knew.
But I knew this. When God gives us something to do, we need to do it. And when we pray for the ability and resources etc. to fulfill His will, we need to keep crying out to Him until He answers.
Have you been crying out to God to help you with something He has called you to do? If you are living in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, and desiring and striving to do the Lord’s will, believe He will give you everything you need to do His will. And keep on crying out to Him to do so! Amen!
“as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,” 2 Peter 1:3 NKJV
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 NKJV
“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ” Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”” Luke 18:1-8 NKJV